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Mcdonald'S New Head Office

Project Architect Kevin Sanderson says the building was designed to have a contemporary appearance reflecting the company’s open and friendly image.

ASC project architect Kevin Sanderson says,”The new Head Office for McDonald's is the result of several years planning, making use of a...

Te Whetu Tawera

The new Auckland City Mental Health Unit aptly named Te Whetu Tawera, was an ambitious project that looked to showcase innovative design as well as providing an environment of safety, security and comfort. The stunning outcome achieved and exceeded the expectations of all involved.

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The Supreme Winner Of The Gerard Roofing System Design Awards

2001 saw the introduction of the Harvey Roofing System Design Awards. With the combining of the Harvey and Gerard brands the awards are now offered under the Gerard banner. The award winner continues to be selected by majority votes from all sectors of the building industry and interested...

When Extreme Environment Means Extreme

It has been "quite a challenge to design and build a hut for such a high alpine environment at Mount Cook," says Gottlieb Braun-Elwert.
   
Over an October weekend Braun-Elwert and three mountaineers from his company Alpine Recreation Canterbury, erected an 11-bunk, two-room hut at...

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...

On The Edge Of The Pacific Ocean

KAURI CLIFFS LODGE AND COTTAGES, MATAURI BAY, NORTHLAND

Kauri Cliffs luxury lodge at Matauri Bay, Northland is the home of a spectacular championship golf course rated as best new international golf course of the world. Kauri Cliffs is set on 1618 hectares with...

The Supreme Winner Of The 2001 Harvey Roofing Systems Design Award

2001 saw the introduction of the Harvey Roofing System Design Award. This award is judged by majority votes from all sectors of the industry and interested members of the public. It therefore represents a balanced view of the universal appeal and excellence of the Supreme Award Winning design....

The Heart Of Manukau



Situated adjacent to Auckland's Southern Motorway in the heart of Manukau City, the new Telstra Clear Pacific Events Centre is an eye-catching facility designed to embrace the cultural diversity of its surrounding community. The architectural form was inspired by both Maori and...

The Supreme Winner Of The Gerard Roofs Home Design Award

Michelle and Pat Peoples had a vision to create a family home that they could enjoy for many years. A home they, and their young family, could grow with and into. They chose a very unique site which, although within the city, is bordered by a large gully to the north-west which offers a semi...

Big Ideas Small Site


This speculative project presented all the challenges a developer can give an architect. The site, an “infill”in a suburban street, was tight and constricted (400 m2) and overlooked on three sides. The brief demanded maximum floor area, well integrated exterior space and a well considered...

James Hargest College Library Development

This Library development was the latest project for The James Hargest College who have had a long association with Architects Sinclair Knight Merz. Recent projects at the college had been the administration building and
'E' block, both of which where quite exuberant in their architectural...

Family Living Around The Pool

 
CLIENT BRIEF

The clients Margaret and Murray Bond purchased this small life style block on the edge of Cockle Bay, Auckland because of it's position and views. The site is a hillside paddock, accessed by a ridge track with grassy south facing slopes that fan...

Thinking Outside Of The Square

Every design project has it’s own set of problems
and peremetres. On the Kate Sheppard Retirement Village, architect, Tim Goodwin found a unique and economical solution which met the client brief and the Town Planning requirements.

Kate Sheppard Retirement Village...

A Team Effort

A TEAM EFFORT

Sometimes the “next project”comes from the most unexpected circumstances. Kids at playcentre.
This was the case for designer, Michael Manning, who became involved in the development due to his children being members of the playcentre group at the time. “The project...

Empathy With The Environment

“Architect Tim Heath has a proven track record of trying to fit buildings with context - in this case the coastal landscape.
 
The Otago Students' Association Aquatic Centre project managed by Glen Sinclair, is testimony to the empathy and synergy they both seek.”

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Designed From The Outside In

Design Statement

My clients approached me and suggested, unlike many others, that we remove the existing 1960's two bedroom bungalow. I needed no further encouragement.

Their brief to me was for a three bedroom, plus study home to be essentially one level,...

Horses For Courses

WESTBURY THOROUGHBRED HORSE STUD AT KARAKA

Westbury Stud decided to relocate their horse stud from Cambridge to Karaka in 2000.
Russell Warwick of Westbury Stud set out to provide a new horse breeding stud with facilities which were of the highest quality and a...

Making The Most Of Everything


Architect Aidan Pykett, working together with owners John & Glenys Taylor, have created a unique environment which capitalises on the natural panorama and sunshine offered by the site and minimises the impact of very high winds in the area.

The Brief:
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