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Project / Completed 2021

Buddle Findlay by Warren and Mahoney

/ By Warren and Mahoney

The Space

A neutral colour palette made using GoodWood sets the tone for a calming work environment.

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“The calm restrained palette is applied to the work points and the built support spaces sitting in the background, allowing attention to be paid to finer details and textures.”

As one of New Zealand’s leading commercial and public law firms, Buddle Findlay’s reimagined Auckland office is a reflection of the authentic and welcoming nature of the firm. Set over two levels of the Auckland HSBC tower, the series of work spaces combines the clever use of materiality and spatial understanding to create an environment that fosters collaboration for both clients and employees.

With concepts drawn from the exterior of the tower, the workspace showcases a simple, clean and minimalist design. Brought to life by leading international architecture practice Warren and Mahoney,  the contemporary office environment works to balance both functionality and beauty through an open plan design and a variety of natural finishes. The existing interiors, from the lighting to the perforated ceiling, were retained and used as inspiration for newer additions like plantings, timber joinery, stone tiles and furnishings.


The re-envisioned workplace uses raw and textured materials to capture the essence of the space. The abstract ceiling by Sculptform showcases their suspended ceiling clip connection system paired with our GoodWood Victorian ash, adding additional warmth to the clean and timeless space.

GoodWood is our brand of Victorian ash known for it’s consistent blonde colour as a result of our proven kiln drying process and extensive quality checks. By specifying GoodWood, you are choosing an attractive, high-quality hardwood that can achieve a continuous flow of design throughout an entire project. Quarter sawn for added stability, GoodWood can meet some of the most demanding applications. Learn more about the capabilities of GoodWood here.


“GoodWood Victorian Ash Click-on battens line the ceiling throughout the office in abstract patterns. A peaceful environment is created, achieved through the use of neutral tones such as grey and beige which pair well with the timber.”

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