Architectural Taste

Te Mata Estate’s Buck House included in a review of good winery architecture – buildings that, like the wine, reflect and are inspired by the region. Designed by Ian Athfield, the “series of honest, non-fussy buildings” fuses modernism with traditional New Zealand forms, utilising native materials such as corrugated iron, timber, and plaster in a nod to the original 1872 building on the site. Says Te Mata CEO John Buck, “the forms and shapes wouldn’t look right anywhere outside of Hawkes Bay.”  


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London Tattooist Nikole Lowe Inks Wallpaper

London Tattooist Nikole Lowe Inks Wallpaper

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