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Vicki Holder

Architecture

No big, fat Japanese wrestlers but Oh No Sumo push the boundaries. Taking home silver and gold awards at this year's Best Design Awards for their Paper Sky project and the Cupcake Pavilion, they unleash their unconventional creative thinking and tell us why they'd like to splash themselves in paint.

Architecture

The final building in Auckland’s six Rhubard Lane group is the aptly named No. 6 Rhubarb Lane, by Peddle Thorp Architects. It contains 15 aPods sized between 170 – 506m2 and much of its framework is inspired by New York loft-style apartments in the celebrated Soho district.

Architecture

When the Sandringham Plunket and Playgroup facility burned down as a result of arson one Guy Fawkes night, the community got together to write a brief for a redesign that would be innovative, flexible, contemporary, cost-effective and energy efficient. Strachan Group Architects responded with a building for the Parakete Ora Sandringham Plunket that had the NZIA awards judges in awe.

Architecture

Winner of a local branch award in the 2010 Nelson/Marlborough NZIA awards, Parsonson Architect’s Apple Bay house was praised by the judges for the way it sits sensitively in the trees. But, for the owners who have a special interest in the theatre, this holiday home in a bush-clad bay of the Marlborough Sounds has a little secret that ensure when they stay here, they can create a lot of fun