ADNZ has launched Defign magazine, a new print publication cataloguing the winning entries from its annual Architectural Design Awards.
The first issue of Defign – out now – includes an in-depth look into homes in Auckland, Whangaparoa Peninsula, the Kapiti Coast and more. Interviewees include wallpaper designers Helen and Ben Masters of Paperhands, Auckland concept and design store owners Douglas and Bec and furniture designer Scott Woolston of Remnant.
“We wanted to create an annual publication that captured what New Zealand architects and architectural designers are truly capable of, we wanted a magazine that celebrated local talent and the unique kiwi design aesthetic," editor and ADNZ general manager Astrid Andersen says.
"We also wanted a magazine that could transcend a monthly use by date; one that could naturally adorn a coffee table throughout the year while still remaining current and inspiring."
She says New Zealanders have an "exceptional ability" to weave in the surrounding environment and to create spaces that fit perfectly within their landscape.
“In our first issue there are so many stunning examples of built structures that are truly at one with their surroundings."
In conjunction with the magazine, ADNZ has also launched an online blog for Defign at defign.co.nz.