Feature Articles

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...

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.”


Family Living Around The Pool


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...

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 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:

A Fresh New Look

Jason Bailey. Architect SoFresh NZ required a new office facility for their produce exporting headquarters, which would accommodate a ten person staff. The original brief was to renovate the existing office premises, a very ordinary single storey brick veneer house, to a more...

Building A Dream

Don & Doreen Goodall.
A unique brief.

Imagine visiting the Goodalls on their Mossburn Hereford Bull stud farm and being presented with a pile of logs some 15m high with some logs up to 1.5m in diameter.
“Can you build me a house out of this?” said Don...

Hynds Build An Icon For The Future

Neil Wyatt of Dalman Architecture Limited
Often with Industrial projects of this type our Clients will come to us with a very rigid and functional brief with little room for aesthetics. This was not the case with the Hynds Pipe System project where...


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