Very excited to be named as finalists in the Best Design Awards for 2019!!!
Watch director, Jo Aitken, with leading Biotech scientist, Dr Siouxsie Wiles, talk about the future of Biotechnology in Architecture and experiment with bio-luminescent bacteria as a new mode of lighting.
We are excited to be shortlisted for the 2019 NZIA Architecture Awards!
Our architecture design team for our Biotech and AI project ‘Imagining a new Future’ celebrating at the 2018 New Zealand Interior Awards.
Our studio has been using the Microsoft Surface suite of products since 2017. Director of the studio, Jo Aitken, shares a little bit more about her experience with the technological advances of this suite of products and our work processes.
Our team, Alice O'Brien-Gortner, Madumal Gunaratna, Sophie Daly and Daniel Christev worked with the University of Auckland's Biotech scientist Dr Svetland Boycheva and the talented guys, Isaac and Stephen from Monmouth Glass Studios on this project.
Thanks to Elle Magazine and Architecture NZ for writing about our Project: Intelligent Futures: Artificial Intelligence, Biotechnology and Architecture.
We are lucky to have Alice O'brien-Gortner, Seattle born and New Zealand trained, join our team at Atelier Aitken. In addition to excellent architectural skills, she is a talented photographer, recipient of the Simon Devitt Prize for Photography, and artist. Her keen interest and background in environmentalism and botanical taxonomy puts her in good stead to be key member for our new Biotechnology project that we are carrying out in partnership with a leading Synthetic Biologist from the University of Auckland.
South by South West (SXSW) 2017 left us feeling super inspired to kick off some new in-house research based projects. We've had conversations with robots, lunch with an astronaut, attended humanitarian design & smart city workshops, played with AR, VR, art installations, new biotechnology & so much more
This is a future focused event, where Technology, Design, Architecture, Art, Branding, Business, Music + Film collide. We will be presenting one of our educational projects: 'The Environmental Playscape : Transforming School design through AR, Gaming and Sustainability'. The School of the future will be environmental hubs for each city The diagram above is a birds eye view showing the conceptual layout for the school of the future. Open, flexible, playscapes that are environmentally focused and responsive to the rapidly changing needs of learning and technological developments. A mixture of permanent and temporal enclosed spaces will be found within. The active learning layer will be created from an evolving mixture of physical elements and mixed reality technologies. For more information go to: http://www.atelieraitken.org/futurelab/the-future-of-learning-environmental-playscape
We are very excited to be named as a winner in the 2016 Architecture Awards, part of the Global Awards Programme, for 'Best in Bespoke Residential Design'.
Both Madumal and Sophie have been trained in Architecture at the University of Auckland. Sophie, a talented all-rounder who has won several awards across a wide range of areas including design, art and research is an absolute asset to all parts of our practice. Madumal has won various architectural design and graphics prizes and helps lead our graphic design and audio visual work.
New Plymouth’s Len Lye Centre is a finalist in the prestigious World Architecture Festival Awards. The awards celebrate global architectural excellence and are judged by international panels of architects and critics who are experts in their fields.
The Len Lye Centre is a finalist in WAF’s Culture category. Jo Aitken was the main personnel and Project Architect, for Patterson Associates, who were the lead consultants for the project.
All category winners will compete for the title of World Building of the Year. Category winners will be announced at the festival in Berlin, Germany on 16 and 17 November, with the World Building of the Year winner announced on 18 November. Click image above for source article.
In June, Local Government New Zealand named the Len Lye Centre as a finalist in the Creative New Zealand Excellence Awards for Best Creative Place. The centre opened to the public on 25 July last year.