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The Gerard Design Awards Reward Designers, Builders And Home Owners

In 2001 Gerard Roofs implemented their awards program. Five years later the program continues to grow with entries coming from every sector from North and South Islands of New Zealand, Australia and Pacific Islands.“The success of the program is, in part, due to the equal recognition of the...

A Winner In The Wilderness

In the mountain beech forest surrounding Arthur’s Pass, on a 3,000 hectare nature reserve and high country Merino sheep station, is Wilderness Lodge. Here there is a strong emphasis on conservation to ensure the survival of rare and endangered flora and fauna. Guests have a rare opportunity to...

Changing Commercial Development

With a career spanning thirty years, specialising in commercial buildings,
Alan Palmer’s design flare, experience  and empathy with the ever changing commercial development  is positively huge.
His attention to detail and the use of a variety of materials, in combination with metal...

Sustainability With Style

Tom Evison, of Technical Press, reports on Susie Lees Nelson home, designed by architect Helen Richards and the increasing trend toward sustainable design.

Further evidence that stylish sustainability in affordable residential housing has become mainstream in New Zealand is presented...

Building A Reputation For Creative Flair

Judd Fenwick Team Architecture have an impressive list of completed buildings that reflect the broad spectrum of experience and expertise the practice has available. The building types vary from the smallest of alterations, to very large industrial, commercial and health-care buildings.
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Gerard Recognise The Contribution Made By Architects, Designers And Builders

Often exceptionally well designed homes are never visible and as a result those involved seldom get acknowledgement for their work.

Architects, designers, builders and manufacturers all rely on one basic marketing reality - “If you don’t keep consumers informed about what you do,...

Making A Difference To The Community

Armstrong Summers Architects Ltd brings together many years experience and skill gleaned from the private and local government sectors. The collective talents of Jeff Armstrong and Neil Summers provides clients with a complementary but diverse design resource. Their experience and common...

Montana Country

Montana, the country’s largest wine company, has not only captured 50% of the New Zealand domestic wine market but also the imagination with the majestic Montana Brancott Winery Visitors Centre near Blenheim.

Gerry Gregg, winery manager says, “the centre provides a great wine...

The

Architect Carolyn Smith.

When home owners Michelle and Rob decided to create a new home for their growing family and 4 resident cats they shared a dream to be close to nature, have space, peace and quiet. Not least to build an environment which would afford them the...

The Vision

In 1997, the New Zealand Rugby Football Union conceived the idea of establishing a permanent home for the development of rugby. After successfully bidding against several other tertiary educational institutes, Massey University won the right to provide a facility which would fulfil this role at...

Wind-Rain Houses


A drive in any suburb in any New Zealand city will show a plethora of home design reflecting Australian, Californian and European architecture which often ignores our environment and lifestyle.

Nigel Cook combines the kiwi vernacular of corrugated iron with a high-tec, innovative and...

A Home To Enjoy...Not Maintain

A retirement home for a Wellington couple presented our architectural team with an opportunity to develop a special solution for a challenging site. The client brief was to provide them with a home that was in harmony with their rural site. The house should be flexible enough to comfortably...

Building Dreams

The design of our dream home is usually the result of years of saving, planning and collating design ideas. With few exceptions we all work within a budget and once a design meets our criteria we take the plunge. We build. What was a carefully rendered design is about to become a reality and...

Huka Lodge. The Best Of The Best.

The number one Australiasian destination for Royalty, celebrities and political figures has just completed their multi-million dollar refurbishment programme designed by Queenstown architect Fred van Brandenburg.

Fred van Brandenburg, has skillfully worked with clever window...

Making A Difficult Site A Benefit.

Architectural Designer, Michael Manning, took the step many of us dream of and left the seemingly secure world of corporate design and employment to opt for a more relaxed lifestyle on Whangaparaoa Peninsular north of Auckland. Eight years on and Michael has seen the Peninsular grow from a...

Simplicity And Elegance

Darren Jessop has established a reputation for innovative, distinct style and restrained elegance of design that is clean, distinctive and functional. Within the practice emphasis is placed on “hands on” involvement and personal client contact to ensure that they provide a successful end result...

The 2003 Gerard Roof Home Design Award Goes South.


“The response to our awards program continues to grow with over one hundred entries in the 2003 competition”, says Gerard marketing manager Gary McNamara.
“Gerard congratulates the winners and all entries which demonstrate the excellence and high standards of home design with the...

Touch The Earth Lightly

NEIL KIESER DESIGNER.
AN AWARD WINNING HOME IN HARMONY WITH THE LANDSCAPE


Built in a powerful 70 acre bush landscape on two levels the building has been skillfully integrated to minimise site disturbance. Influenced by Glen Murcutt’s “Touch the earth...

An Expression Of Technology In The New Millennium.

George Paterson, of Dodd Paterson+Bukowski Rehm Limited, was instrumental in bringing together the founding members who now form the Millennium Institute of Sport and Health. The excellent result, which brings many benefits to the community, was a balance between realising the committee’s dreams...

Country Style. Getting It Right.

Kim Bouman was approached by clients to design a home with an
indoor-outdoor focus to accommodate their active lifestyle plus the extended family and guests.
The result is superb.

Architectural Designer Kim Bouman has over the past seventeen years built a solid reputation...

Lockwood.

A brand which has become a household name in New Zealand   reflecting quality of design, unique interlocking natural timber and fine craftsmanship.

The Lockwood inter-locking building system was invented over 50 years ago by Jo La Grouw Snr. The unique interlocking device, which...

Making The Building The Classroom

Paris Magdalinos received the annual Award for Architecture, from the New Zealand Institute of Architecture as well as a Resene Colour Award, for his work on the Napier Girls High School. His passion has created a superb learning facility.

Napier Girls High School - New technology...

Something Old Something New


Graeme North Eco Architecture

Sustainability is not a new concept. Using resources so that the needs of future generations are protected is historically embodied in at least some parts of many cultures. The global environmental consciousness that we now have is...

The Longest Longrun Roof Ever

The brief given to Woodams Meikle  Zhan Architects for Progressive Enterprises’ extension to their distribution facility in Auckland was tight. They required the 22000m2 extension to be designed in such a way to allow the existing 24 hour, 7 day facility to remain fully operational. On top of...

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