7 David Loughlin
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.