Outdoor canopy build is true collaboration

June 1st, 2022

A seemingly simple job can sometimes create many challenges but still result in a great finished project. A case in point is the canopy built for a homeowner’s outdoor space by Fresco Shades, of Auckland, New Zealand. The homeowner had provided a CAD drawing of the desired space and even visited the designer’s office to discuss […]

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Duncan’s Canvas recognized with Award of Excellence

February 1st, 2018

Duncan’s Canvas Ltd., Hamilton, New Zealand, was awarded an Award of Excellence in the 2017 IFAI International Achievement Awards. The goal of the award-winning project was to replace the dead tree that had sheltered the Hamilton Zoo rhinoceros viewing platform with something that blended in well with the environment. The resulting project is a steel […]

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School shade

June 1st, 2016

Shade structure at a mid-century kindergarten in New Zealand adds a contemporary facelift and protection from the sun. Of all the roles that shade structures fulfill—from aesthetic appeal to space expansion—their most critical function is weather protection. Few places require as much protection against ultraviolet (UV) rays as New Zealand, which, according to the country’s […]

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