Angus Muir Design were engaged by Waterfront Auckland, Koko Creative and Fresh Concept to design a set of bespoke market structures for weekly activations at Auckland’s Silo Park.
The design needed to consider the heritage and significance of the location, be highly weather-resistant and allow for multiple configurations.
The resulting design draws on influences found in the surrounding area. The colour palette is drawn from the local environment, the design is reflective of marine influences and construction techniques. Whilst being unique and colourful the structures provide a uniform market aesthetic that forms the perfect backdrop for weekly markets and activations.
The team leading the design were awarded the Gold Pin at the Design Institute of New Zealand Best Design Awards 2012.
Silo Park Summer 2012/13
SMALES FARM CHRISTMAS
Angus Muir Design was approached by Smales Farm, a commercial precinct on Auckland's North Shore, to design a festive lighting experience for the Christmas season.
SUMMER OF COLOUR
Photos by James Fitzgerald.
LOVE YOUR CITY
QUEEN ST XMAS DECORATIONS
Angus Muir Design (formerly Out of the Dark) was engaged by Fresh Concept to develop, design and produce the Christmas decorations on Queen St, Auckland’s main street. The decorations were treated as one entire installation spanning one kilometre. They not only have an effective presence by day but also by night. The pentagon shaped modular decorations were like no other Christmas decoration concept New Zealand had ever seen and were greatly received by the public of Auckland.
There were many challenges dealing with such a busy public space, being exposed to severe elements meant the design had to also be extremely robust. Over two thousand pentagons were fabricated using over twelve hundred LED units to illuminate the pentagons.
Angus Muir Design created its own system to have full wireless access to the lights, enabling them to be programmed or manipulated remotely. This project pushed many boundaries in technology as well as design and fabrication.