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Festival of Architecture: Design, Bitches

Sponsored by GIB®, this year's Festival of Architecture headliners are bringing their colourful ideas about architecture to New Zealand.
 
As part of September's Festival of Architecture, Catherine Johnson and Rebecca Rudolph from LA’s Design, Bitches will present free talks in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. The native Californians work on projects that range in scale from brand identities, commercial spaces and residential and cultural buildings. They have a particular affinity for restaurant and hospitality design – as shown by recent projects Little Octopus, Burger Lords, Button Mash Tofu Balls! Arcade Games!, Grill 'Em All and the American Gonzo Food Corp – leading the LA Times to describe the duo as “redefining SoCal dining style and, in doing so, showing us what it truly is — a mash-up of carefree beach vibe, cozy suburbia, taco stand culture and hipster cred, with a thoughtful nod to neighborhood traditions”. In each project can be seen elements of the practice's bold vision to make architecture a significant part of daily life and, in taking inspiration from graphic design, art, and pop culture and, by experimenting with materials and graphics, they provide durable contemporary designs that aren't afraid to wink at history.
 
Thanks to GIB®, Catherine and Rebecca are providing free talks in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

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