Here are some of my favourite finalists in the Spatial category of NZ's Best Awards.
Kokako Cafe & Roastery by ctrl Space.
(Put that font on anything and I'll give it an award, yummy.)
Something's special when I feel quite jealous and a bit sick to my stomach that I didn't create it. I get that with Little Nuffield cafe by Material Creative (does small vomit in hand).
Cloudy Bay's luxury vineyard accommodation, The Shack. It's not the scale that impresses me, it's the shapes and the details. (Sorry, these photos don't show those aspects off well).
Ooh, look - a pop-up shoe box for Kathryn Wilson footwear! Cute as, guys.
Also, I love circular porthole windows. More of these please.
Mexico (restaurant) by Cheshire Architects. PS: Get the soft tacos, any flavour, with a black plum margarita.