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A selection of press articles featuring our interiors can be found below.
HOME New Zealand June/July 2011
It all started with an article in an inflight magazine. The story was about Marmol Radziner Architects’ restoration of the photogenic Kaufmann House in Palm Springs, California, originally designed by Richard Neutra in 1946 and – fun fact! – was owned for a period by Barry Manilow, whose treatment of the house was regarded as less than exemplary. The Los Angelesbased firm, known for its open, expansive Californian modernist designs, has been responsible for a number of notable restorations of landmark mid-century houses, and also has new residential projects dotted around the west, and more recently, the east coasts of the United States. (They’ve also designed for a roster of celebrity clients, including Tom Ford, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore). Reading the article about their work prompted the owner of the property on these pages (which is near Wanaka) to contact Marmol Radziner because he thought their sleek modernist aesthetic would be perfect for the area’s wide-open landscapes. Read original article >
New Home Trends (Volume 28, No 9)
As one of the last places to be settled by humans, New Zealand is often referred to as the world’s youngest country. Perhaps this brevity, and its sense of the undiscovered, is what intrigues those from more established homelands, spurring them on to make a piece of the country their own. For the Singaporean owner of this house, the opportunity to revel in the natural wonders on offer in the wider Otago district was a strong drawcard, says Simon Adnitt of Walker Architects.
NZ House and Garden June 2011
Fat white flakes of snow fall silently and dusky white clouds hang low over Queenstown. It’s a monochrome world. At Emma Gould’s home – a strikingly modern offwhite Oamaru stone design cantilevered out over the Arthur’s Point hill – a frosted front door etched with the name of her business, “White Interiors”, opens.
New Home Trends (Volume 28, No 5)
Local knowledge is always a good thing, and it even applies to architecture. Sometimes, the best design response to a site comes from taking a historical perspective – looking at what worked for the early settlers and how they adapted to the climate and the landscape. In Central Otago in the 19th century, solid stone cottages with gabled roofs provided goldminers with shelter from the harsh winters and hot summers.