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OBJECTSPACE // RTA Studio

Auckland, New Zealand

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After 12 years of exhibition programming, Objectspace sought expansion through relocation to become the leading organisation for celebration of craft, design and architecture.
The former 1980’s warehouse has been transformed through the addition of an illuminated aluminium cube façade which has in turn become a cohesive part of the Objectspace identity.

© RTA Studio

© RTA Studio

© RTA Studio

© RTA Studio

The simple box is composed of modular forms that highlight the simplicity and beauty of objects within space.
Backlit at night, the exterior geometry references the transformation of everyday objects and forms when utilising light.
Internally, the building has been repurposed to contain four exhibition spaces, two function spaces and office areas.

© RTA Studio

© RTA Studio

© RTA Studio

© RTA Studio

The design acknowledges the story of the building and its new users while presenting a bold statement for a new future.
The project was successfully achieved through careful collaboration, creative strategies and generous support under the constraints of tight program and budget representing extreme value for money.
Credits:
– RTA Studio – Rich Naish.

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