If you build it they will come

Helsinki’s art and design community has spent most of the current decade divided over plans for building a blockbuster cultural attraction. Two radically different models were provided, one promising an American-style strut and the other a quieter indigenous...

Southern beauty restored with Gerard

An historic Dunedin home is well on its way towards a stunning restoration, after having its original terracotta tile roof upgraded with Gerard pressed steel. Large enough to have been split into four flats, the 112 year old brick beauty comes with its own rich...

Red Planet Rendezvous

A new space race is underway, and the initial froth and bubble has given way to action. Although it will be a long time before we hear that MarsOne has “cleared the tower”, serious preparations are underway. Elon Musk and his company SpaceX plan to put a community on...

Tunnel of Love

Tamaki Makaurau, (Tamaki of a thousand lovers) needs a new crossing point for her many suitors. Projections of rapid population growth are that an additional one million people will make the city their home over the next 30 years, straining Auckland Harbour Bridge...

Bend it Like TimberLab

An East-Auckland company has quietly fashioned a huge reputation for creating large-span composite portal frames, using plantation timber, engineering skill and lots of Kiwi ingenuity, while operating on a global scale. Whether it is for an over-water restaurant in...