Subtype, Auckland, New Zealand | | IDEA 2022

Subtype, Auckland, New Zealand

Shortlist – 2021

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The connection between the real and the virtual is explored in this project, as the physical space takes on a futuristic digitally-inspired sheen. Sculptural fixturing is custom designed – the forms almost ingenious in approach – clad in rubber, stacked tiles, seamless glass, woven mesh or steel. A low-line ‘sandpit’ acts as a plinth for mannequins, topped with bold blue tonal sand to reinforce Auckland, the City of Sails. The counter is digitally tinted ombre blue acrylic, representing the harbour. A water ripple inspired warped checkerboard digital print appears in multiple iterations, giving fluid movement and softness to the entire space.

Photo Credits: Platform Studio