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Move To Modular Building Systems

The face of building is gradually evolving in New Zealand, with one notable shift being a move to modular buildings constructed with cold formed steel.

With the development of software technology that incorporates both architectural and engineering design, larger scale commercial...

Purotu Beach

Purotu Bach (Purotu - Maori means "Beautiful") dreamers nest at Bay of Many Coves Marlborough Sounds

Architect Davor Mikulcic admits he sometimes feels conflicted when asked to design a home that is going to sit in an area of natural beauty such as the Marlborough Sounds....

French Bay Yacht Club

One of west Auckland’s iconic buildings, the French Bay Yacht Club’s clubhouse is also a testament to community spirit.

The modernist-style building hugging the shoreline of the Manukau Harbour is part of the scenery for those who drive down the hill from Titirangi but it took a huge...

Hobsonville Point Primary School

The release of government owned land near the Hobsonville Airbase in Auckland’s North- West, has allowed for the development of Hobsonville Point as one of Auckland’s newest satellite communities.

Numerous projects have been approved and are in the process of being constructed, including...

Making A Mark

When it comes to building showhomes, Landmark Counties has taken a somewhat novel approach compared to other group home builders. Instead of building a showhome using one of their range of standard plans, in this instance, they started from scratch and created this striking one-off designer home...

Metrotile The Perfect Solution

The Bardell’s, from Dannemora in Auckland, had installed an Asphalt Shingle roof on their new home and after 8 years were becoming increasingly frustrated by the asphalt tiles failing, lifting from the roof, and ending up in their gutters and garden. After 8 years, as a result of the lifting...

Re-Thinking Home Building

Thinking outside the square has always been natural for John Donovan, an Xpat Kiwi, who has returned to New Zealand after 25 years abroad. A clean green lifestyle close to family members in Auckland was the primary goal. The house he designed and built is definitely green, and certainly not...

Swimming Pool Complex

“I’ve got a small job for you.”

A chance airport meeting led Queenstown designer Graham Roebeck to one of the most challenging and rewarding projects to date, enclosing an existing pool and water feature in a slate tiled courtyard.

The hilltop pool is sheltered by landscaped walls...

A Little Piece Of History

Without the generosity of Metalcraft Roofing the restoration of the Whitford’ Pony Club’s iconic old brickworks workers’ cottage might never have happened. The cottage provided accommodation for workers at one of the first brick foundries in Auckland which was established on a 640-acre block of...

Innovative Design - Agile Learning

Hingaia Peninsula School is New Zealand’s first school to be built to meet Green Star Built specifications. It is rated 5 Star Green Star Certified by the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC).

This Karaka school has also taken a lead nationwide with its fresh approach to design....

Floating In Space

Young Dental Centre + Kidz - Teeth, Meadowbank

The brief was to design a dental surgery that offered specialist care and facilities on a site that had a variety of residential and zoning restrictions. The site had already been developed and subdivided
which presented...

Best Pacific Institute Of Education

The owners of the property requested a face lift to transform and update their building which caters for both a Private Pacific Education Centre and a WINZ office on the ground floor.

The brief also required a maintenance upgrade due to years of neglect, all to be carried out within a...

Clever Thinking And Innovative Solutions

Strachan Group Architects This small project is unique in many ways, including the project team consisting
of Dave Strachan, in conjunction with 16 third year Unitec architecture students, John Cocks and Marshall Cook. This team not only designed the Onemana Bach, they built it.

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Making The Right Choice

Where do you go for a high end roof with a Pacific flavour when you are a privately owned New Zealand company specializing in the design, manufacture and export of customized and prefabricated houses
and resort developments throughout the South Pacific, Asia and the world?

The Ross...

Seaside Getaway

The Brief

The owners of this seaside property have worked with Stephen Ansley on several projects and approached him to design a family holiday home on their hill site, South Bay, Kaikoura. The brief was to maximise the magnificent coastal view to the south west and...

Buildings For The 21St Century

In February 2011 Ormiston Senior College welcomed its first Year 11 students to a new year in a stunning
new facility designed to meet the needs of teaching and learning in the 21st century. The building surrounds a courtyard and provides a variety of spatial options, from large open plan...

Building History

When Davor Mikulcic and Michael Maddern, from Studio MWA, first sighted the brief from clients, Cherry and Brian Weatherstone they immediately saw an opportunity to create something very special. It was a huge responsibility and challenge to fulfil the clients criteria and do justice to the...

The Iconic Victoria Street Market Redevelopment. A Work In Progress

Back in the 1980s Victoria Park Market was a popular destination for tourists and locals alike with its landmark chimney, colourful shops, stalls and
restaurants.

It was a vibrant part of the city, particularly as weekend shopping was quite limited back in those days.

Over the...

Urban Excellence

Urban Residential Developments have been building high quality homes and alterations in the Waikato since 2004.

The owners of Urban Residential Developments are Daniel and Bronwyn Klinkenberg and they take pride in providing an exceptional combination of high quality workmanship and...

A Charitable Re-Roof From Edwards & Hardy And Metrolite

A 20 year, on-going relationship with Housing New Zealand involves Edwards & Hardy Auckland in a commitment to engage with the community.

So when the badly leaking decramastic roof on Mangere’s Mataatua Marae needed to be replaced this year, it was a good opportunity to empower the...

Claudeland'S Events Centre

With a vision to provide a world class venue, and capture the economic benefits for the city, the Claudeland’s Event Centre was born.

The site is unique by world standards and set on 34 hectacres of parkland within a 10 minute walk of the city centre. This space provided the opportunity...

Arahina Re Roof Project

By Graham Hepburn

Arahina is one of Marton’s grand buildings and it is also a place where many lives – young and old - have been shaped. Built in 1919 for Alfred Crooke, a retired lawyer and magistrate, Arahina was originally named Astolat after a legendary city mentioned in the tales of...

St Patrick'S Church, Pukekohe

Blending the new with the old was an essential aspect of the project architect Jann Hurley undertook in
designing Pukekohe’s new church complex.

Blending the new structure’s steep-pitched roof with that of the existing low-pitched church hall and the linking foyer was a major...

Best Of Both Worlds

When owners Lyn McLean and Melanie Wakeman made the decision to build their dream it encompassed much more than a home. Their plans included provisions for the future from planting an avocado orchard to wiring the entire house and entry with surveillance cameras, broadband and sound systems....

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