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In an extensive interview ‘Future by design‘ in the May issue of M2 magazine, Pete talks about the importance of architecture, how it is produced, medium density housing and urban intensification in Auckland, the exorbitant cost of building materials and the need for designers to maintain a radical viewpoint in the face of a world that favours conservatism.

Pete making a point during his presentation at the Facilities Management Summit 2017 at Villa Maria, Auckland. Amongst other things Pete stressed that architecture is generated from good ideas, and that buildings have a ‘soul’ which needs to be understood by the operators and managers, to ensure ongoing health and viability of the facility.

Concept design for a large bush filled site on Waiheke.

A recent design for a rural site just outside of Auckland….

The new facility for the Hearing House in Auckland’s Greenlane is making great progress, with steel framing going up on levels one and two, concrete block walls and in-situ concrete all underway.

The new library and museum complex in Foxton is making great progress!!

  

The Hamilton building refurbishment is progressing at Plant & Food Research’s Mt. Albert Campus. Three levels of curtain wall glazing are complete!

This is a detail of one of the elevations of the Park Hyatt Hotel, which is currently under construction in Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter. Due to be complete by the end of 2018.

The Voyager Maritime Museum is featured in Architecture Now’s article about plastic in architecture; Editor’s choice: plastic. There’s lots of projects utilising plastic in interesting and creative ways, have a read at the link below….

http://architecturenow.co.nz/articles/editors-choice-plastic/

 

We are pleased to be sharing a spread with our friends John Wardle Architects in the Design Guide’s feature on sculptural architecture.