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Design watch | New Zealand
NZ-based journalist Kris Herbert is a self-confessed design junkie
and lover of NZ’s cutting-edge scene.
New Zealand design gets a boost of global recognition with the Alexandra
Tent House by Irving Smith Jack Architects shortlisted for the 2013 World
Architectural Festival. Kiwis already love to support New Zealand-made,
especially Elliot Alexander, who has curated some of the country’s best artists
and designers in an online art print shop.
Alexandra Tent House by Irv ing Smith
Jack Architects has been shor tlisted for
the 2013 Wo rld Architecture Festival.
Design ed for ex treme temperatures,
this super-i nsu lated co ncrete ‘ten t’
sits ben eath a shelteri ng ‘fly’ roof
made from freezer pa nels. The plan
for the ho use follo ws the pattern of
a braided river co nn ecting the gu est
acco mmodatio n , garage an d en try to
the open living area. Sheltered within
the tent is a collection of hobby and
retreat spaces, as well as a librar y an d
Photography Pat rick Rey no lds
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