David Loughlin
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David Loughlin trained at the AA in London before taking off for positions in Korea and New Zealand. He settled in the latter, setting up his own practice in 2015. ‘Our purpose is to create meaningful and enduring places and further the restoration of unity between man and nature,’ he explains, ‘I’m deeply committed to design that leaves a positive legacy for future generations.’ This focus extends to everything from private houses to furniture and larger schemes on sensitive sites like the proposed community on Tristan da Cunha. In the vast New Zealand landscape, a sensitive approach to off-grid architecture is the only way forwards.

David Laughlin, New Zealand

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Ellie Stathaki is the Architecture & Environment Director at Wallpaper*. She trained as an architect at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and studied architectural history at the Bartlett in London. Now an established journalist, she has been a member of the Wallpaper* team since 2006, visiting buildings across the globe and interviewing leading architects such as Tadao Ando and Rem Koolhaas. Ellie has also taken part in judging panels, moderated events, curated shows and contributed in books, such as The Contemporary House (Thames & Hudson, 2018), Glenn Sestig Architecture Diary (2020) and House London (2022).