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Meet Home of the Year winner Jack McKinney at HOME’s event, In Conversation

Article by Home Magazine

You’re invited to HOME magazine’s event, In Conversation. Come meet and listen to the 2019 Home of the Year winner Jack McKinney

We’d love you to join us for coffee and pastries and a chat with Home of the Year 2019 winner, Jack McKinney. We’ll discuss his recent projects, including his award-winning ‘Diagrid’ house in Grey Lynn, Auckland.

Thursday 16 May, 8am 
13 Rose Road, Ponsonby


$20, include coffee and pastries on arrival.

The Details

Since forming his own practice in 2002 – first with Brian Windeatt, and more recently on his own – Auckland-based McKinney has worked across an intriguing mix of commercial, hospitality and residential projects.

McKinney’s work is marked by a dedication to rich materials, dynamic spaces and a constantly evolving design language. In his own house in Kingsland, he subverted the classic villa profile to create pyramid forms, pulling light into the living areas. For ‘Diagrid’ house, he designed a floating concrete roof with rough-cast beams.

At Amano – the celebrated downtown eatery – he peeled back layers to expose the bones of a century-old warehouse that contrasts with luxe touches including a terrazzo floor.

McKinney is known for his gentle approach and dry sense of humour – that’s possibly why he has several long-standing clients, including Cameron Ireland and Rachael Newnham, who built and live in ‘Diagrid’.

Photography by: David Straight, Patrick Reynolds (Diagrid House).

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