Our proposal for a hotel on Park Road is a contemporary piece of architecture reflective of the place and time we live in.
Auckland is a modern city of the Pacific and that is a quality worth expressing in contemporary architecture. Writing on the screen design the artist John Reynolds with whom we collaborated has said;
“Polynesian star maps and tapa patterns are summoned alongside a highly fractured take on the patterning complexities of Maoridom’s tukutuku panel design. Further layer of referencing is of drawings by the Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca of the layered veils falling across the faces of women. Other touch points include the compositional dynamics of Colin McCahon’s triptych ‘On Building Bridges’, and the winsome engineering of high fashion Parisian stockings. All combine in a tense visual play on the mechanics of revealing and concealment.”