Papatoetoe Mall upgrade gets underway

POSTED ON May 25th, 2017  - POSTED IN Auckland, News
Concrete slabs were poured this week at Papatoetoe Mall – the first major part of construction of a revitalised mall to breathe life into the area. Context has designed the new spaces to modernise the area and give it a livelier, more cared for feeling. The designs will dramatically improve how it feels to shop […]

Stuff: ‘Affordable’ $550,000 houses under way at Ngai Tahu’s Hobsonville development

POSTED ON May 9th, 2017  - POSTED IN Auckland, News
Ngai Tahu Property has begun construction of its first affordable $550,000 homes homes at Hobsonville, Auckland. The South Island tribe teamed up with the NZ Super Fund and New Ground Capital to fund construction of the first homes before any marketing. The development is called Kerepeti and is being built on two 1 hectare sites (called Kerewhenua […]

idealog: These are a few of my favourite things – Stephen Voyle

POSTED ON April 20th, 2017  - POSTED IN Team news
As part of Idealog’s Design Month, they are picking the brains of some of the most interesting individuals in the industry to find out their favourite design-related things, their not-so-secretive side hustles and what inspires them creatively. Here’s their Q&A with our managing director Stephen Voyle. ...

Idealog’s design issue

POSTED ON March 30th, 2017  - POSTED IN News
We are loving Idealog’s Design issue this week. It’s a weighty read, literally at around 150 pages, and figuratively with stories on all things design related from high-density living around the world, the link between office design and productivity featuring Context’s own Stephen Voyle, and a peek into the elusive Alt Group. There’s plenty on […]

Global retail trends

POSTED ON March 23rd, 2017  - POSTED IN Retail
Context Architects’ Head of Retail and Interiors Murray Jervis has been reflecting on the latest global trends in retail this month, and shares his insights with us for how they will play out in the New Zealand market.    The rise (and rise) of omni-channel retailing is well-documented.  Shoppers buy from any channel they want […]

Context launches Bodies Corporate for beginners book

POSTED ON March 10th, 2017  - POSTED IN Density residential, News
We’re big believers in the power of good design to make living at density desirable. Great design means attractive developments with well-designed outdoor spaces, privacy, acoustic protection between you and your neighbour. It means good natural light, insulation and decent storage. It also means getting clarity before you buy, or develop multi-unit housing on your […]