Monthly Archives: September 2016

Building designers – Gone by 2030?

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As part of Architecture Week 2016, Productspec was asked by the ADNZ society to help host a debate at the City Gallery centred around the changing role of the designer in today’s rapidly evolving market. The question posed to the two teams was a tricky one – “Will technological change render the traditional design process obsolete?”

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COLORSTEEL® caps this house that turns heads!

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A new attraction on Christchurch’s Canon Ridge looks like a box gift-wrapped in black and tied with a bright orange ribbon.

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Colin and Wendy find purity in white

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When Colin and Wendy planned a house to replace their old 1950s Mangawhai Heads bach, they had a very clear vision from the outset. The new house would be pure white. Crisp, elegant and beautifully detailed, the house borrowed architectural references from both the coastal homes of the Mediterranean, as well as classic New Zealand houses. With its large eaves, gabled form, verandahs, and corrugated iron roof, the house sits perched in a stunning location looking out over the estuary, sand dunes and ocean.

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Paint colour trends for 2018 and beyond

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It’s time to make a colour connection.

While it may seem like only yesterday we were celebrating the New Year, colour experts are already predicting our palettes for 2017 and 2018. The new The Range 2018 fashion colours fandeck brings together the latest of these on trend colours, with perennial favourites and the Resene bestseller whites and neutrals.

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Wainoni Pak’nSave

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Pak’nSave has 53 stores across the country, their policy being to provide the lowest food prices in New Zealand by following a unique warehouse setup that cuts cost for cheaper product prices. Their stores have a practical and convenient setting that doesn’t compromise the quality of their goods.

New doors were recently hung up by Ulti Group in the new Wainoni Pak’nSave Supermarket. This good-looking new store chose 4500 Thermal Swing doors and an Ulti High Speed Fabric Door for ease of access way and Energy savings from the store to retail.

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ComFlor® – Chosen to meet the construction deadline for the opening of the Novotel Auckland International Airport

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The 263-room Novotel hotel at Auckland’s International Airport had a fixed deadline – to be ready to host the thousands of international fans coming to the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Originally designed as a concrete framed structure with pre-cast floors, the plans changed as the deadline loomed closer.

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EcoPlus Systems – acoustic cloud system for Les Mills

 

EcoPlus Cloud Systems are perfect for absorbing excess noise and reverberation in an open space whether it be a restaurant, library, school or an office project. With a highly efficient NRC of 0.95 as measured by the Acoustic Testing Services (ATS) at Auckland University – they are a streamlined option and cost effective.

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Legrand’s Free Emergency Lighting Design Service

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Do you have Emergency Lighting that is required on your projects? Did you know that Legrand offers a free Emergency Lighting design service to help position and specify the right Emergency Lighting for your project?

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Introducing the new Grande™ Rimless Back to Wall Toilet Suite

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Kohler’s Grande Back to Wall Toilet Suite features a rimless bowl with a smooth interior and ultra-efficient flush system – improvements that produce a germ free, hygienic toilet and one that is easier to clean!

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ExoTec Facade Panel Provides Design and Construction Flexibility

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Perched atop Ponsonby Rise, this 12-storey freehold apartment offers outstanding design, superior location and stunning views. Hopetoun Residences consists of 87 units of apartments of varying sizes and layouts complete with spacious, flowing floor plans.

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