• Hotel exterior
  • The Commons, resplendent in copper and ironbark cladding
  • Tabletop with rimu dowel and wedge connections
  • Library exterior

Latest Projects & News

 

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BRAZIL BACK IN FIRING LINE

Claims illegal logging is out of control

The lid has been lifted on alleged “out of control” illegal logging in the Brazilian Amazon – potentially implicating major international markets.

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Hotel exterior

A NATURAL EXCLAMATION

The unconventional Fogo Island Inn

Fogo Island off the Newfoundland coast of Canada is geographically, and you would think architecturally, remote. But we have ‘been’ there three times in six years because they keep producing amazing unconventional structures.

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The Commons, resplendent in copper and ironbark cladding

THE COMMONS

A multi-residential housing model

The success of this holistically sustainable multi-residential housing development lies largely in its inventive and pervasive uses of Australian timbers.

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Tabletop with rimu dowel and wedge connections

DESIGN BY NEGOTIATION

Something extraordinary in recycled rimu

New Zealand correspondent Michael Smith profiles Farah Saad, a young designer turning heads with her unique fine art timber furniture.

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Library exterior

‘FIREWOOD’ LIBRARY WINS BIG

Using ordinary material in an extraordinary way

One of the world’s most generous architectural prizes has just been won by the designer of a ‘modest’ library in China with firewood cladding.

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