The construction of the new Library and Museum in Foxton is well underway.

Here you can see the structure and framing for new mezzanine level…..

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We are delighted that the new Joy Fisher preschool was officially opened on November 25th 2016. The adjacent Hearing House is underway and should open in a year from now.

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The team had an exciting and informative site visit to Plant and Food Research in Mt Albert. The refurbishment is coming along nicely, with the top level complete, and levels 3, 4 and 5 underway currently. The curtainwall glazing which is going up means even more space from which to appreciate the fantastic views over the city.

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You can now take a virtual tour of the 2016 Venice Biennale¬†on Google Arts and Culture site, it’s almost as good as being there!

Check out the NZ Pavilion ‘Future Islands’ here.

ouokahaOur unrealised project Ouokaha was included in the exhibition. This design was the first iteration of the folded roof, the latest of which, the Fold house, just won a NZIA National Award.

We are delighted that the Fold house received a New Zealand Architecture Award in the housing category on Friday night.

For a bit more information on the awards, there’s nice article on stuff, here.

Or you can find a full list of winners on the NZIA website here.

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Next Thursday evening Pete Bossley and Peter Sisam will present the design of the new Park Hyatt Hotel currently under construction in the Wynyard Quarter. The talk will begin at 6.00 at Jasmax in Parnell. Here’s a little more information about what they will be discussing;

Designed with lead designers ar+d of Singapore, the 195 room project builds up to the perimeters of the 100 x 50m block, 7 storeys high, with a large full-height central atrium.  The ground floor comprises a variety of public spaces, with a 5m deep Colonnade circumnavigating the site. Pete will discuss the design process and complexities of working in international design, procurement and construction teams.

And this is the site upon which the hotel will stand…….

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An exciting exhibition has recently opened at The New Zealand Maritime Museum, showcasing architectural designs for Auckland’s waterfront area.

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For more details visit their website here.

The new book by John Walsh and Patrick Reynolds features our Takapuna house, alongside an array of other interesting New Zealand housing projects.

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The Edgewater Apartment building designed by Bossley Architects in the Hobsonville Point development on the upper Waitemata Harbour recently went to market with a very enthusiastic response.

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This project in the Bay of Islands is looking fantastic now that the planting is beginning to mature.

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