Opinion by Richard Baird.
Space Division is an architectural studio established in 2010 with an office in Auckland, New Zealand. It looks to contribute to and positively impact on the lives and environments of its clients and the communities it serves by producing simple and succinct spaces.
The studio describe their projects as being inclusive and client-focused with physical constraints, budgets, time frames and compliance being carefully considered and incorporated into their work across commercial, urban infrastructure and residential architectural fields.
These values and project considerations, as well as Space Division’s agile, dynamic and easily scalable approach, is reflected in their name and new brand identity, created by Inhouse. This included a flexible logotype, stationery set, business cards, print portfolio, project photography and website.
Seafarers is a recently rejuvenated seven floor habour front building located in Auckland’s Britomart precinct that will house, over two floors, Michelin starred chef Josh Emett’s flagship restaurant, due to open in stages throughout 2014, as well as brasserie and bar Ostro.
The brand identity for the building, restaurant and brasserie, developed by Inhouse, draws on the rich history of the space—once known as Auckland’s Sailors Home—and its contemporary renovation through a variety of traditional and more recent typographical and nautical detail. This extends across menu design and signage, coasters, newspaper and membership brochure.