Issue 97 out now!

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Issue 97 out now.

Issue 97 out now.

The April/May issue of Urbis is out now and is filled with food for thought on urban living and how to make high-density work in our favour.  

We explore some clever ideas for small spaces, a family home fitted snugly on an angular corner site, and an expert view on how architecture can foster community. We visit homes in London, Paris, New York, Moscow and… Remuera, and present a special feature on the new, enviable apartment buildings that are popping up in Auckland.

This, and our picks from the best design stores in town, as well as reviews and to-dos for the autumn season. 

Pick up your copy of Urbis 97 from any decent book store or supermarket, or get the digital version here. Want to subscribe? Click here.


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It takes a (vertical) village

It takes a (vertical) village

Vanessa Coxhead chats with New Zealand-born, Paris-based architect Brendan MacFarlane about how apartment buildings can foster communities.
Limited editions online

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Only Limited is a new website selling art, furniture, homewares and fashion by New Zealand designers, with each item available in limited numbers for a limited time.
Vale Jeremy Toth

Vale Jeremy Toth

Nat Cheshire honours the life and work of architectural photographer Jeremy Toth.
History re-purposed

History re-purposed

Some of Te Papa’s treasures can now be licensed by designers to create anything from wrapping paper to fabric prints, wallpaper and historically-rich homeware products.
Lexus + Sofitel competition winner announced

Lexus + Sofitel competition

Announcing the winner of the luxury weekend prize at the Lexus Design Awards installation from this year’s Designday event.

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The urban sophisticate

The urban sophisticate

The historic Grand Hotel in Auckland’s CBD is set for a whole new lease on life as it transforms into high-end apartment complex The International.
The skyline shifter

The skyline shifter

Ground is soon to be broken for The Pacifica, a soaring new apartment complex that has the ability to reinvigorate an enclave of Auckland’s downtown.
Paris without a map

Paris without a map

From Mondrian to Margiela: a very personal blending of influences – design and otherwise – make this French apartment a veritable tour de force.
Homes for barter

Homes for barter

Urbis chats to the co-founders of a home exchange website aimed solely at creatives about trading their highly curated abodes with perfect strangers.
Well connected

Well connected

Like a well kept secret, a renovated 1930s bungalow hides a black steel and glass addition from the street.