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Glenbrook Electric Arc Furnace

New Zealand Steel partners with Government in $300M co-investment to shrink carbon footprint of Glenbrook steel mill

New Zealand Steel has been busy over the last 12 months, helping to secure a more sustainable future of steel making in New Zealand with an Electric Arc Furnace through a...

Revolutionizing Commercial Roofing: Winstone Wallboards’ GIB Factory in Tauriko

The construction landscape has witnessed a game-changer with the launch of Winstone Wallboards’ GIB Factory in Tauriko. This project, a result of collaboration and innovation, is setting new industry standards. Harkin Roofing, one of the largest commercial roofing companies in the Bay of Plenty...

Lodge charm in coastal New Zealand

Overlooking the bay on the coast of Lower Hutt sits a striking American lodge-inspired building with high vaulted ceilings and luxurious open spaces. A generous pool is mounted into the deck with an ample entertainment area that flows from inside the home to the outdoors.  This design is the...

St Albans Townhouses

With New Zealanders embracing living in apartments and townhouses, there is a boom in multi-unit housing –  and Christchurch is no different.

With that in mind, designer Sam Connell, from Figure & Ground, was engaged to come up with a multi-unit development for a St Albans site that...

Taupo Airport Terminal

As well as being a functional and efficient space, Taupo Airport’s new terminal was designed to provide a sense of arrival and a sense of place.

This was recognised at the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Architecture Awards, with the terminal earning a win in the commercial architecture category...

CHANGING AESTHETICS IN MEDIUM-DENSITY DEVELOPMENTS

Auckland’s intensification is well underway, with traditional standalone houses on full sections rarely being built and medium to high density dwellings are now the most common type of consented dwelling. While common overseas, this style of housing is relatively new to New Zealand’s suburbs and...

Plumbdek ® brings new life to an old bach

This 1950s Christchurch bach is ready for a new generation, reclad and reroofed with Plumbdek® by Steel & Tube for a playful seaside retreat.

When purchasing a dilapidated cottage on Christchurch’s Marine Parade, directors of JD Homes Jesse and Marcella De Wys knew that refurbishment...

COLORSTEEL® MATTE

When it comes to great design, every element is considered. From shape and form, to colour and texture, it’s the details that matter. COLORSTEEL® Matte uses innovative micro-wrinkle paint technology to evenly diffuse light, creating a unique lustred surface and a soft textured look. Because of...

One Central Bedford

Attracting younger professionals and families to reside in the central city was a significant vision for the regeneration of central Christchurch following the earthquakes. A new, Fletcher Living residential precinct, designed by Architectus Christchurch, has delivered affordable living in a...

Winton Street

A former lecturer in politics at the University of Canterbury, Austin Mitchell wrote about New Zealand in his book “The Half Gallon Quarter Acre Pavlova Paradise” and this perception of residential space would certainly have been appropriate for Christchurch where dwellings are – until recently...

Papamoa House

Durable materials were a must for this family home, to enable full enjoyment of the absolute beachfront location without the need for constant maintenance.

The views from this Papamoa home are uninterrupted and beautiful, with waves rolling in over the sparkling water, Motiti Island in...

Views To Lake Hawea Are The Stars Of This Scandinavian Influenced Home

A house should work as a home and be beautiful: when you walk into a space it should make you feel something. Such is the design philosophy of Wellington-based  MJWarchitecture (MJW) principal Mark Warren, an approach that has had significant influence in designing The View House at Lake Hawea,...

Hillside Habitat

In a city environment the architecture of the New Zealand countryside has been created in a pair of inspiring, compact Wellington homes – the White House and its companion the Black House.

On a steep, bush-clad hillside in Aro Valley the two houses are “a bit like implement sheds”, says...

Te Puna Kindergarten

When mod Architecture’s Andrew Ward heard that his son’s kindergarten would have to move, he offered to investigate options for a new building.

The move came about because Inspired Kindergartens’ Te Puna Kindergarten, outside Tauranga, had its site acquired by NZTA for a major road...

Bowentown Bach

A cost-effective build and ease of maintenance were a critical part of the brief when mod Architecture was commissioned to design a bach in the Bay of Plenty beachside community of Bowentown.
mod Architecture Director Andrew Ward says his clients wanted a bach that was “essentially a box”...

Tamahere Transformation

A substantial home at Tamahere overlooking the Waikato River has undergone a transformation, acquiring a new roof in 2020 involving a high degree of detail given the expansive roof area to be replaced.

Homeowner Brian Herman, a builder for the last 45 years, purchased the dream home in...

Saving The Kea

Dimond Roofing has partnered with the Kea Conservation Trust (KCT) to protect one of the country’s most beloved native birds – the kea.

As a not-for-profit organization, removal of the lead threat to the kea population is an expensive and time-consuming project for KCT which is where...

Erskine Chapel's Roof Restoration

Restoring one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in New Zealand was always going to be an interesting challenge. A collaboration between architects, engineers, heritage organisations, and construction contractors achieved exactly that with the chapel at the Erskine College in Island...

A Sleek Modern Home In Rural Whangarei

A Whangarei couple, brimming with ideas for a home they would build on an elevated, private site near Quarry Gardens, ensured their love of art and native birdlife would be incorporated in the design but also that four totara trees on the build site would be removed and then harvested for...

Harrex Hangar Home

When Central Otago District Council announced a hangar development at Alexandra Airport, airplane enthusiast, Gerald Harrex and his wife Suzanne thought this would be a good place to call home.  The couple chose the end site next to the road for their hangar and adjoining home, giving them...

The New Constellation Bus Station

Changes are happening on the northern busway involving an upgrade to the Constellation Bus Station. It now features pick up and drop off zones in both north and southbound directions with a pedestrian over-bridge for pedestrians to access the northern platform.

The Waka Kotahi New Zealand...

Together But Separate - The Country's First Ultimate Campus - Two High Schools In One

Two Christchurch high schools, severely damaged in the 2011 Christchurch earthquakes, have been rebuilt in a state of the art combined, ultimate campus in North Brighton – a first of its kind in New Zealand.

Shirley Boys’ and Avonside Girls’ High School, known as the Orua Paeroa campus,...

Awaawaroa House

Close connections to the outdoors are fostered through this unique Waiheke Island home.

The majority of people who build new homes on Waiheke Island aim to find a north-facing site with sea views. For the owners of this home, however, it was a coastal, south-facing site that took their...

St Hilda's Collegiate Visual & Performing Arts Centre

Designing a Visual and Performing Arts Centre with its diverse demands is a complicated task but the challenges are amplified when it fronts a street in an inner-city residential area.

When Cameron Grindlay, of Dwelling Architectural Design, started assembling the design brief for the new...

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