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James Hargest Junior Campus Technology Centre

The Junior campus technology centre provides facilities for the technology curriculum for year 7 and 8 pupils. The Junior campus originates from an old intermediate school overtaken by the rationalisation of schools in the Invercargill area. The school’s administration was taken over by James...

Right From The Start

Amidst competition from other architectural firms
Dean Wyllie Architects won the contract to design a combined office building that would be used by two companies. Each Company was to maintain its own identity but share facilities such as administration, meeting rooms, training room,...

A Little Bit Of Country

There is a quiet but reassuring air of confidence surrounding architect Graham Pitts whose design expertise only came to our attention when his work, entered by Micheal Lieshout, won New Zealand Master Builders Auckland Category 7 for New Homes 2005. Generally Graham shuns the idea of publishing...

Details Matter

Architect Gary Hopkinson has become renowned for his innovative approach to architecture on, but not limited to, the West Coast of New Zealand with a portfolio of award winning assignments to his credit. Two of his recent holiday retreats are shown illustrating his empathy with client,...

Knapdale Eco Lodge

The owners, Mr and Mrs Weytmans, briefed architect, Graeme Nicoll of Nicoll Blackburne Architects, Gisborne, to design and plan a proposed 3 stage hospitality Eco Lodge. The owners vision is to create an upmarket conference/reception facility to cater for approximately 100 guests and to provide...

The Bach

This Waikawa bach, which recently won NZIA Resene Local Award for Architecture - Residential Category, began with a clear and concise brief and a lot of nostalgic stories from various sources, which began the fabrication of a history that eventually crystallised into the bach as it stands. An...

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...

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...

An Identity Which Reflects The Beauty Of The West Coast

From the Haast Visitors Centre to a sun drenched family retreat Gary Hopkinson’s work demonstrates an individual flare which neither imitates nor compromises but reflects the identity of the West Coast environment.

Although Gary Hopkinson’s work experience has taken him to...

David Reid Homes. Aspirational

In 1993 having become frustrated by bureaucracy, and a resistance to meet the demands of both the marketplace and home buyers, David Reid stepped out to follow his vision.

"To create a National home building franchise company which would target the aspirations and needs of home buyers...

Looking Good, Long Lasting Performers

The HortResearch building Havelock North was designed and specified by Paris Magdalinos Architects Ltd, Napier.

Telephone 06 835 6173.

Paris Magdalinos also designed the award winning three storey technology block at Napier Girls High School using similar product...

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...

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