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 […]

The Register: Global trends heading this way

POSTED ON March 10th, 2017  - POSTED IN Retail
10/03/2017, The Register Global trends heading this way by Murray Jervis, Context Architects Head of Retail & Interiors The rise of omnichannel retailing is well-documented. Shoppers buy from whatever channel they want with cheap, quick delivery for instant gratification. Larger retailers not offering this choice may struggle. Amazon Prime now offer delivery in one to […]

idealog: how an architectural firm is using VR to disrupt the creative process

POSTED ON February 24th, 2017  - POSTED IN News
An interview with our Managing Director (and chief technophile!) Stephen Voyle about how we’re using technology to transform the way we design buildings, and our clients experience of the design process. 24/02/2017,  idealog: Virtual reality has long been lauded for its consumer uses, but now it’s the creative industries’ turn to reap the rewards. Auckland-based Context […]

Oxford Terrace Apartments going up!

POSTED ON February 21st, 2017  - POSTED IN Christchurch, Residential
We’re pleased to see this new addition to the Christchurch skyline going up. Oxford Terrace Apartments sits on a prominent corner site on the banks of the Avon overlooking the River Precinct, and once completed it will offer more options for people wanting attractive, high quality options to live within walking distance of the CBD.  See […]

Context promotes NZIA Fellow Rachel Venables

POSTED ON February 7th, 2017  - POSTED IN Auckland, Press releases, Team news
7 February 2017 MEDIA RELEASE Rachel Venables FNZIA has been promoted to Senior Architect at Context Architects. Venables has been with Context, a leading national architectural practice, since 2015 where she leads teams to deliver masterplanned housing communities. Context Principal Scott Cracknell explains her assent: “Rachel is a skilled architect and future leader. She supports […]