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Taupo Airport Terminal

As well as being a functional and efficient space, Taupo Airport’s new terminal was designed to provide a sense of arrival and a sense of place.

This was recognised at the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Architecture Awards, with the terminal earning a win in the commercial architecture category...

Winton Street

A former lecturer in politics at the University of Canterbury, Austin Mitchell wrote about New Zealand in his book “The Half Gallon Quarter Acre Pavlova Paradise” and this perception of residential space would certainly have been appropriate for Christchurch where dwellings are – until recently...

A Sleek Modern Home In Rural Whangarei

A Whangarei couple, brimming with ideas for a home they would build on an elevated, private site near Quarry Gardens, ensured their love of art and native birdlife would be incorporated in the design but also that four totara trees on the build site would be removed and then harvested for...

Harrex Hangar Home

When Central Otago District Council announced a hangar development at Alexandra Airport, airplane enthusiast, Gerald Harrex and his wife Suzanne thought this would be a good place to call home.  The couple chose the end site next to the road for their hangar and adjoining home, giving them...

Awaawaroa House

Close connections to the outdoors are fostered through this unique Waiheke Island home.

The majority of people who build new homes on Waiheke Island aim to find a north-facing site with sea views. For the owners of this home, however, it was a coastal, south-facing site that took their...

My Whare

Visionwest is one of five providers who make up Housing First - a housing collective that is working towards ending homelessness in Auckland. Their latest initiative is focussed on young people and offers them a chance to find greater independence as they share a close connection with a family...

The Bach that John Kirwan Built

For Sir John Kirwan, the beachside town of Waihi is akin to a spiritual home. The sporting great and keen surfer spent countless holidays and weekends in the town since his parents bought their Waihi bach when he was just 8 years old. 


Kirwan and his wife Fiorella originally built a...

Beautifully blended with its landscape

The owners sought a place that reminded them of their former hilly and windy site, overlooking the sea in Wellington while connecting to their new home in Christchurch. The north facing site on the last recorded lava flow on Banks Peninsula gave them everything.


The design echoes a...

Arcline Architecture Alterton Park Home

A retired Auckland couple’s relocation to Kerikeri came with a brief to Arcline Architecture’s principal Alan Simpkin for a home to blend with the Northland environment.

It was to be in harmony with Kerikeri’s cultural history – think Rewa Village, a pre-European replica Maori fishing...

Apartments in a Rural Setting. Mike Greer Homes show the way

A ‘satellite’ residential area designated a Special Housing Area (SHA) under the government’s Housing Accord is in the wine country village of Huapai, West Auckland where Mike Greer Homes has recently completed an apartment complex in Dida Drive.

Located in the Huapai Triangle which will...

Aztech: Building a Rural Goat Farm That Helps Increase Production

With 35 years of experience of farming goats, Frans Janssen knows how important it is for good milk production to keep the animals comfortable and healthy.

So when he wanted to expand his Waikato goat farming operation, Elite Goat Milk, at Manawaru, just south of Te Aroha, he set his...

Metalcraft’s New Hamilton Facility

Metalcraft Hamilton needed a bigger factory to deal with increased demand and provide them with an increased ability to produce longrun cladding, including Metalcraft’s new Kāhu® and Metcom 965 profiles.

“We grew to the point where we could not manufacture and store stock safely,” says...

A New Home from the Ashes

When a friend planned to rebuild his fire-damaged home Wellington Architect David Pawson stepped in to help out with help from Tony Hodson from EBUILD who were the Builders and Project Managers.

With the collaboration between Architect, owner and a Quantity Surveyor a decision was reached...

Dalman Architects

The project initially commenced in 2007, after the Salvation Army outgrew its former Durham Street building. They had purchased their ideal block of land on the corner of Colombo and Salisbury Streets, and engaged Dalman Architect’s to complete the design. After a number of hurdles, the building...

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