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HOTHOUSE: Flaming Good Ideas

HOTHOUSE: Flaming Good Ideas
from 2 July 2009 | FREE ENTRY

TheNewDowse 45 Laings Road Lower Hutt | TheNewDowse 45 Laings Road Lower Hutt |

HotHouse is a fiery showcase of New Zealand’s hottest entrepreneurial ideas. This design-led exhibition celebrates the creative sparks that ignite new ideas and technologies. The innovative exhibition design has been created by award-winning designers Tim Wigmore and James Moir, and includes TheNewDowse’s first mp3 audio tour.

“HotHouse represents an inspired approach to develop, in young and old, a heightened appreciation of our immense creative capabilities and the extraordinary contribution we can all make. Fresh thinking is imperative for a new New Zealand and a better world.”
Mark Pennington, HotHouse Patron and Foundation Sponsor (Design Director, Formway)

With a magazine-style format, HotHouse presents an eclectic mix of stories and objects inspired/made by New Zealand. Refueled every four months, HotHouse reveals the engine-rooms of invention. We uncover the institutions, award programmes and garage sheds where new products and processes take shape, across science and technology, fashion and sport, lifestyle, sustainability and travel. From flax surfboards to biotech fabrics, aether oscillators and grass roofing, discover why Kiwis are considered some of the most resourceful people in the world.

GNS Science
is a Crown Research Institute that focuses on geological resources, environmental and industrial isotopes, and natural hazards. Based in Lower Hutt, GNS is also involved with the monthly Café Scientifique series held at Café Reka in TheNewDowse.
Fraser Engineering Group manufactured the custom HotHouse exhibition furniture. They specialise in machining, fabrication, powdercoating and electroplating services – you can also see their work in Simon Morris’s ‘Rainscreen’ aluminium artwork on TheNewDowse building.


HOTHOUSE SEASON ONE: Product | Creator/s | HotHouse
Alacer Sports Therapy Table | Alexander Wastney | Massey University
Slash and Fire-Resistant Fibre | AgResearch Fabric & Textile Scientists | AgResearch
Fusion Motion Capture | Matthew Brodie | Massey University
Dr. Grordbort’s Infallible Aether Oscillators | Greg Broadmore | Weta Workshop
Martin Jetpack | Glenn Martin | Martin Aircraft Company
Harakeke Surfboard | Marie Joo Le Guen & Roger Newman | Biopolymer Network Limited
VIPER | Liam Ellis | ETITO Bright Sparks Competition
Green Roof | Waitakere City Council | Landcare Research, Architectus & Athfield Architects
All Terrain Inline Board | Benjamin Thomsen | Massey University
Aho Strands of Creation | Ross Hemera & Stuart Collie| Te Runanga O Ngai Tahu & AgResearch

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