Future Thinking – Article 1 – September 2015


Filed Under: Future Thinking, Sarosh Mulla

Future thinking is a bimonthly exploration of design research and innovation complied by Auckland based designer, Sarosh Mulla. Welcome to the first in a series of articles that will examine new forms of design research and innovation, both in New Zealand and around the world....
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Iberian Study Tour


Filed Under: Ryan Mahon

Even when viewing Lisbon at high speed from a plane, the difference in vernacular architecture and housing typology between this city and Auckland is immediately obvious. Solid, permanent and utterly at odds with the timber and sticks of New Zealand’s architecture, the buildings...
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The Essex Taj Mahal


Filed Under: Aaron Paterson

Grayson Perry, who has been described as Britain’s favourite transvestite potter and winner of the Turner Prize 2003, has seized the opportunity, in this, his largest commission to date, to celebrate the virtues of Essex women. The latter have, sadly, been much maligned in the...
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Postwar Flats


Filed Under: Sarosh Mulla

There is no question that over the past 50 years the way we live has transformed. Nonetheless I can’t help but think that some of the issues we are currently dealing with now have already come up in the past. It’s a kind of ‘back to the future’ story, only without...
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