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Embodying Auckland's transformational spirit, Hypatia combines
modern urban living with a strong connection to Maori and the
environment. Taking inspiration from Maori tribes that
previously occupied the land, Ockham worked with a Maori Art
designer, Reuben Kirkwood, to develop the design that is
incorporated into the façade.
Basic carving cuts; haehae (parallel grooves and ridges), niho
taniwha (rows of chevrons) and unaunabi (elliptical cuts) were used
in combination. The base of the building utilised haehae and
niho taniwha to symbolise the growth of a Ponga tree.
The interior finishes were chosen to create continuity.
Bringing the design from the outside to the inside. The
angles of the Shaw Alchemy carpet tiles in the hallway were
reminiscent of the angles used in the Maori carving panels while
the Shaw Residential carpet in the apartments created the modern
feel and luxury finish suitable for a project of this
calibre. Shaw Milford Sound in colours Arctic Frost and
Midnight were selected to represent the surrounding environments of
urban living and parklands.
Products used: Shaw Noble Materials Alchemy carpet tiles, Shaw residential
carpet Milford Sound in Arctic Frost and Midnight, Jacobsen
bespoke colour wood flooring
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