Behold: Aston Martin's fancy new Auckland showroom

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Behold: Aston Martin's fancy new Auckland showroom

Aston Martin has officially unveiled its brand-new state-of-the-art Auckland showroom. And 007’s favourite car brand’s digs are enough to impress even the most suave secret agent, thanks to Warren and Mahoney.

Better by design

New Zealand has galleries a plenty to frequent when it comes to showcasing visual art, but the work of architects and other design disciplines have been underserved ­– until now, with Objectspace. And with national conversations around urban planning and housing a hot topic, its expansion couldn’t be more timely. We chatted with director Kim Paton about her vision for the gallery’s new space.

Pack 'em in

All around the rapidly urbanising world, architects are attempting to create more liveable, more affordable housing options. Idealog looks at what New Zealand can learn from some of the world’s best developments in Los Angeles, Essex, Melbourne and Wellington.

Block Party

At Idealog, we regularly celebrate our community’s brilliance. But for our just released design issue, we wanted to showcase some of that brilliance in a slightly different way. So we contacted Lego to see if it could provide a few blocks to send out to some of our favourite humans from the fields of art, design, architecture and creative business. Here's what architects Warren and Mahoney came up with.

Design on the mind

Stephen Olsen shares what happened at a talk about architectural design featuring Sir David Adjaye, the award-winning designer of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in the United States.