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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...

A Remarkable Home

After some 3 months of researching an estimated 10,000 floor plans and building styles, for several hours a day, the Callesens were satisfied they knew what they wanted and how to get it. The site at Queenstown’s Lakeside Estate has magnificant views which encompass Lake Wakatipu to the west and...

Gerard Commercial Design Award Winner: Lodge Bordeaux

Inspired by the homes around the French wine region of Bordeaux, the winner of the 2006 Gerard Roofs’ Design Commercial Award blends modern design with the romantic look of the French provinces. When owners Alison and Peter Fitzgerald returned from touring France they knew the precise look and...

Now Home

The Rotorua NOW Home is the result of a collaboration between Beacon Pathway and Housing New Zealand Corporation. The home is now a part of the Corporation's housing portfolio reflecting their commitment to research into more sustainable and energy efficient homes. In 2006 Housing New Zealand...

Toward Green Buildings


Today there is global awareness of the effect our buildings, culture and product usage has on the environment.
Professor Ray Cole, an internationally-eminent building scientist, argues that the rate and scale of global environmental degradation, and access to information about it are...

Architectural Sculpture

In 1990 Doug Turner, the Chairman of the Kerikeri Trust, and John
Dalton conceived the idea that Kerikeri and the Northland community, with its tradition for the arts, deserved a full size theatre together with hall and exhibition spaces. This new facility would replace the ageing Memorial...

Gerard Roofs

The 2006 Gerard Roofs’ Design Awards celebrated examples of excellence in design and building. Now in their fifth year, the awards showcase Gerard Roofs’ continued commitment to recognising and rewarding top workmanship throughout New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific. Grant Williams, Business...

Out Of The Box

This modest 175m2 home has been designed for a picturesque rural property in Miranda. The site is gently sloping and enjoys views of mature trees, an adjacent pond, the surrounding hills and a distant view of the Firth of Thames beyond.

The owners brief specified a three bedroom home...

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...

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 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...

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