River Retreat by Edwards White Architects

Location: Taupiri, Waikato, New Zealand Area: 120 msq Year: 2017 Awards 2018 NZIA Waikato / Bay of Plenty Architecture Award – Residential Architecture 2018 Silver: Designers Institute of New Zealand, Best Awards – Spatial – Residential Architects: Edwards White Architects Contractor: Mackay Construction Photography: © Simon Wilson Recipient of the NZIA New Zealand small project architecture […]

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Fold House by Bossley Architects

Location: Bay of Islands, New Zealand Year: 2014 Awards NZ Institute of Architects New Zealand Award 2016 NZ Institute of Architects Local Award 2015 NZ Institute of Architects Resene Colour Award 2015 Master Builders Auckland Region Gold Award 2014 Master Builders Outdoor Living Lifestyle Award 2014 Architects: Bossley Architects Project Team: Pete Bossley, Peter Sisam […]

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Seatoun House by First Light Studio Ltd

Location: Wellington, New Zealand Area: 84 m² Year: 2016 Awards 2017 NZIA Wellington Architecture Award – Small Project Architects:  First Light Studio Ltd Photography: © Jason Mann Photography Small space makes big impact Tucked away on the sunny side of Wellington, this compact 84m² 2-bedroom home efficiently makes use of every square inch to provide the perfect […]

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Lantern House Waiheke by Herbst Architects

Location: Auckland, New Zealand Year: 2018 Awards NZIA Auckland Architecture Award 2018 HOME magazine home of the year best interior 2018 Architects: Herbst Architects Photography: © Jackie Meiring The brief was for a primary residence for a couple without children with provision for occasionally used guest accommodation for friends visiting from overseas. The site as presented […]

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Rotorua House by RTA Studio

Location: Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand Area: 210 sqm Architects: RTA Studio Awards 2018 NZIA Waikato / Bay of Plenty Architecture Award – Housing Category 2018 Home of the Year Finalist Turama is a new house typology seeking to make residential architecture that is both deeply rooted in the whakapapa (genealogy) of this family and formally […]

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Hahei House by Studio2 Architects

Location: Hahei, New Zealand Year: 2015 Architects: Studio2 Architects Photography: Simon Devitt & Simon Wilson (kitchen imagery) The building design evolved from the idea of sculpture, building and the existing land form – working with the site. The wings of the house are positioned on the site to inform users of the different aspects of the site […]

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Crawshaw House by Warren and Mahoney Architects

Location: Tauranga, New Zealand Year: 2010 Architects: Warren and Mahoney Architects Conceived as both house and private lodge, this large format house occupies a private headland a few kilometres from Tauranga city. The design essentially comprises a low-slung modernist pavilion – a central external court framed by the house-proper and guest’s quarters. Its arrangement on the site is […]

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Fe3O4 House by Crosson Architects

Location: Taiharuru, Auckland, New Zealand Architects: Crosson Architects Photography: © Simon Devitt A lifetime spent in the boat-building industry provided the inspiration for this project. The location at the margin of the bay and exposed to the elements – wind and ocean called for a rugged response. Just as early Polynesian explorers turned their sea-craft upside down to […]

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Castor Bay House by Strachan Group Architects

Location: Castor Bay, Auckland, New Zealand Year: 2017 Architects: Strachan Group Architects Photographer: Simon Devitt    Located at Castor Bay on Auckland’s North Shore, the dark box like forms of Bay House stretch and weave along the elevated south-facing site. Recessed into the bank, the concrete basement is fractured by a glass roofed atirum space that allows sun and […]

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Seascape Retreat by Pattersons Architects

Location: Banks Peninsula, South Island, New Zealand Area: 110.0 sqm Year: 2011 Architects: Pattersons Photography: © Simon Devitt A romantic beachside cottage is set into a rock escarpment in a tiny boulder strewn South Pacific cove. It is a shelter designed as a honeymoon retreat for paying guests consisting of just three rooms, a lobby, living/sleeping and a bathroom. This […]

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