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Curves in Invercargill

It was to be a project without limits. Very early on, architectural designer Nathan Shearing knew his biggest challenge would be not “taming” his clients’ bold wishes of their vision for a new home.

From the get-go, owners Andrew and Linda Gunn wanted something different and produced an...

Set in a rural paradise: Kowhai House maximises its unique setting

It sits on the crest of a hill, overlooking valleys with Mount Taranaki and the Kaitake Ranges in a direct line of sight and the Tasman Sea in the distance: Kowhai House, with its views in all directions, maximises the experience of the green hues of this undulating rural Taranaki site. 

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A Series of Pavilions Reflect the Owner's Love of Angles and Relaxing Nooks

When Gerald and Lorraine McCormack briefed their architect, it was to have the scale of their expansive 300m2 home broken up with several mono-pitched pavilions – each one providing outdoor entertainment spaces.

This was to be their forever home, so retired farmers Gerald and Lorraine...

Restoring New Zealand History

A worldwide search for a B&B where they could enjoy semi-retirement brought James Glucksman and James Boussy to Oamaru. 

During their search, the couple realised that they would be more suited to running a high-end lodge and they found that in the historic home 
Pen-y-bryn. James...

A Shared Interest in Green, Sustainable Homes

Architectural designer Sally Turnbull began her working life as a medical technologist but a stint as a builder’s labourer while building her first home gave her a taste for architecture.  She went on to study architectural technology and started her own company Architectural Draughting &...

Arcline Architecture: Inspired Boatshed


Taking his inspiration from Waiheke Island’s boutique hotel The Boatshed, Uwe Weiland had a firm concept plan for his new home in Russell. It was important to Uwe that the house be sympathetic to the colonial character of the seaside town, and the boatshed aesthetic was fitting considering...

Higham Architecture

When a 1600m2 site in West Melton was purchased the owners were looking to build their “forever” home - something that would capture the magnificence of the rural vista to the mountains in contrast to their hectic urban lifestyle. This became the challenge for Rangiora architectural designer,...

News & Views

Two of New Zealand’s oldest roofing companies, Calder Stewart Roofing and Dimond Industries will come together under the new name of DIMOND ROOFING. 

The new brand has been created to represent the best parts of two iconic roll-forming brands that have existed in New Zealand for many...

Phil Green: H G Rose Architecture

When a designer who thinks outside the “little boxes on the hillside”, collaborates with an established building industry leader to create a building reflecting the client’s ethos of quality and honesty, the result can be spectacular. 

The Certified Builders Association of New Zealand (...

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