Native Tongue

Spark NZ — 2012

In the Spark NZ head office in central Auckland city, Native Tongue brings organic and historic content to the world of high tech, high speed digital communication. Made from a precious 45,000 year old solid kauri heartwood, the 'I' form stands tall and proud in the atrium, while quietly complimenting the 5 star green building design. The warm glow of oiled timber and reference to the structural I-beams in the atrium space serve also to highlight the building's architectural details. This site-sensitive placement is geometrically aligned with key axes within the atrium and visible from all levels of the open-air space. Welcoming the Spark community and visitors to the space, Native Tongue 'speaks' of a centrality, bringing together primordial connections, present day communications, and future networks.