The Diamond Shop

The Diamond Shop — NZIA Local Award 2024 / Auckland / Finalist Ponsonby The brief was to create a new image for The Diamond Shop coinciding with their move to a fresh location on Ponsonby Road. The exercise was to create contrast between the rough and brutal monochromatic base build with the finesse, beauty and…

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Punakērua House

PUNAKĒRUA HOUSE NZIA Local Award 2024 / Gisborne/Hawke’s Bay / Finalist Punakērua In association with Designgroup Stapleton Elliott, we conceived this home as a faceted geometric form responding to the undulations in its natural cliff-top context, and sensitively nestling within it. The design recognises the natural landscape by referring and deferring to it, maintaining the…

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RESONANT HOUSE / Auckland

RESONANT HOUSE Auckland Watching the densification of Tāmaki Makaurau take hold over the last decade, an adventurous couple with a long history of living on this Parnell site decided to utilise their large property in a new way. In their retirement, they had an idea for a subdivided, but shared, property. They would have their…

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LIGHT MINE / Kūaotunu

LIGHT MINE — NZIA National Awards / Winner 2021 — HOME Magazine / Home of the Year Winner 2020 — 2021 World Architecture Festival / Lisbon / Finalist — 2020 BEST Awards / Aotearoa / Silver Kuaotunu This house is an exploration of strong sculptural forms referencing the mine shafts of the long-abandoned gold mines…

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SHAPESHIFTER / Omaha

Omaha

An escape from a city apartment, the client was looking for a looser, more open space to spread out in a home well connected to the sun. A collector of sculpture and paintings, a sculptural home was the intent, providing an interesting and dynamic getaway, largely for a couple, but with the ability to expand, catering for gatherings of the extended family.  The house was to be made of materials appropriate to the marine environment, requiring minimal maintenance, with a simplicity and robustness.

Situated at the Northern tip of the Omaha Peninsula this house sits boldly on a flat site within its semi-suburban context and looks out towards an estuary to the west. A habitable sculpture with a dynamic roof, a chevron delineating interior circulation, stairs, and a future roof terrace accessed with a high-level ‘pop out’ exit. Deliberately, there is no garaging- cars are ok in the elements! The interior spills out onto the lawn, with positioning to accommodate a ‘tent city’ on the section

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Parkhaven

Parkhaven — Property Industry Awards 2024 / Nominee Rosehill This project creates a new vibrant community within an existing suburban neighbourhood. Larger stand along four-bedroom homes are presented to Parkhaven Drive that relate to the existing grain of the suburb. Two and three-bedroom terrace homes and a walk-up apartment building are grouped around a well-design…

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FAITH & DOUBT / Nelson

Omaha

An escape from a city apartment, the client was looking for a looser, more open space to spread out in a home well connected to the sun. A collector of sculpture and paintings, a sculptural home was the intent, providing an interesting and dynamic getaway, largely for a couple, but with the ability to expand, catering for gatherings of the extended family.  The house was to be made of materials appropriate to the marine environment, requiring minimal maintenance, with a simplicity and robustness.

Situated at the Northern tip of the Omaha Peninsula this house sits boldly on a flat site within its semi-suburban context and looks out towards an estuary to the west. A habitable sculpture with a dynamic roof, a chevron delineating interior circulation, stairs, and a future roof terrace accessed with a high-level ‘pop out’ exit. Deliberately, there is no garaging- cars are ok in the elements! The interior spills out onto the lawn, with positioning to accommodate a ‘tent city’ on the section

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THE ORANGE (Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects) / Newton

The Orange (Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects) — NZIA Award 2016 / Auckland Newton This project is the refurbishment of a significant landmark heritage building – the Orange the Orange Coronation Hall on Auckland’s Newton Road – and a new mixed-use development on the same site, resulted from a design competition. The brick and plaster building, designed in 1922…

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DNA HOUSE / Coromandel

DNA HOUSE — NZIA Local Award 2018 / Waikato Bay of Plenty — HOME Magazine / Home of the Year Finalist 2018 Coromandel Designed as a retreat, the DNA house is an exercise in contrast, delight, strength, and elevation. A series of bi-folding perforated metal screens surround the home, serving to filter light, and provide…

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HUT ON SLEDS / Whangapoua

HUT ON SLEDS — NZIA New Zealand Award 2012/13 / National — NZ Wood Timber Design Award 2012 / Winner — Korean Institute of Architects Top 100 International Architects Award 2012 / Top 100 — Urbis (Australasia) Best Bathrooms 2012 / Winner — NZIA Award 2012 / Waikato Bay of Plenty — Architectural Review (London)…

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RED HOUSE / Titirangi

RED HOUSE — German Design Award Winner 2018 — World Architecture Festival (Berlin) House of the Year / Shortlisted 2016 — Home Magazine Home of the Year Finalist 2015 — NZIA Local Award for Architecture 2015 — NZIA National Award for Architecture 2015 — AAA Cavalier Bremworth Unbuilt Architecture Award 2012 Titirangi The Red House is a…

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Fe3O4 HOUSE / Taiharuru

Fe3O4 HOUSE – NZIA Local Award 2018 / Auckland Taiharuru 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…

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MOERAKI HOUSE / Otago

MOERAKI HOUSE Otago Moeraki House sits atop a hill at a coastal location adjacent to the famed Moeraki Boulders. Conceived as a series of prefabricated pods utilising standard construction detailing, each pod is modified to reflect internal space. The long and narrow footprint of the house capitalises on the otherworldly North-eastern view to the ocean…

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BACH BACH / Raglan

BACH BACH — NZIA Award 2016 / Waikato Bay of Plenty Raglan Classical musicians are trained in nuance – searching for colour and meaning in their musical tone and expression – as well as in the building blocks of rhythm, pitch and dynamics. This house for an opera singer and her husband takes elements of…

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TE HINAKI / Warkworth

TE HINAKI Warkworth This project presented with an unusual site in an estuary context. Situated right on the harbour edge, the site borders an ancient Maori kai moana area which was reclaimed last century for farmland. The wetland origin of the site, which confers a unique environmental quality combined with uncertain ground conditions, became a…

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SENTINEL HOUSE / Coromandel

SENTINEL HOUSE Coromandel This home is for a couple and their young son in the Coromandel township. They are ceramic artists and have a familiarity and love of clay. Because of this it was appropriate to adopt bricks, that universal, cost-effective, human scaled building material for their modest new home. The formal inspiration for this…

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OMAHA BEACH HOUSE / Omaha

OMAHA BEACH HOUSE Omaha A series of pavilions, enclosed space, outdoor rooms and transitional spaces linked with a covered boardwalk. The boardwalk has a slatted timber rood with glazing above, giving a dappled light condition through the length of the house. The forms to the beach front are long and low, and broken through the…

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EAGLES NEST / Bay of Islands

EAGLES NEST Bay of Islands The brief called for a spiritual refuge for the owners of the house and their guests.  The dramatic isolation of the site afforded unrestricted openness in design, allowing a seamless connection with the exterior, taking up 360° views of the landscape. The temple like pavilion sits long and low on…

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QUEENSTOWN HOUSE / Queenstown

QUEENSTOWN HOUSE Queenstown This rural Queenstown project was a dramatic reimagining of an existing home. The building was almost completely refinished, with the addition of a new living wing and an extended bedroom wing, both of which respond to the existing building form. The house is rural in nature, with crisp metal pitched roofs and…

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MATAKANA HOUSE / Matakana

MATAKANA HOUSE Matakana The brief was for a house following sustainable design principles, and reflecting rural, shed-like forms that would sit comfortably on a bush-clad site. The building sits long and low across a ridge, at once anchored to the site and floating above the extensive nature bush. A materials palette of rustic steel cladding, Corten…

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KAIPARA HOUSE / Kaipara

KAIPARA HOUSE — NZIA Award 2008 / Award for Architecture 2008 Kaipara The clients, a courageous couple in their late 70s, initially wanted a modest house that would “look like a Lockwood”. This concept evolved over time to produce a home that was much more responsive to the rugged west coast site and could be…

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WAIMARAMA HOUSE / Hawkes Bay

WAIMARAMA HOUSE Hawkes Bay A small, cost effective three bedroom house situated above the Waimarama Beach settlement in Hawkes Bay.  The 130sqm holiday home was designed for an interesting American couple, he a retired minister of the ‘cloth’ and she an equestrian Olympian. The brief was to create a home that would be an amalgam…

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TALBOT PARK / Glen Innes

TALBOT PARK SOCIAL HOUSING -Housing New Zealand NZIA Local 2007 Award for Architecture Glen Innes The project involved the design of 24 two bedroom apartments as part of the Housing New Zealand Talbot Park renewal in Glen Innes. The development is envisaged as a landmark housing and community redevelopment. Existing state owned units were removed…

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BREATHE DEVELOPMENT / Christchurch

BREATHE COMPETITION Christchurch This design explores a new way of contemporary urban living in post-earthquake Christchurch. It seeks to achieve a mixed use, low rise, eco-friendly community within the devastation that has occurred. It proposes a contemporary approach to city regeneration.  An approach that has occurred many times before in places that have experienced man…

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HNZC WALTERS ROAD DEVELOPMENT / Mt Wellington

HNZC WALTERS ROAD DEVELOPMENT Mt Wellington The Intentions for the design of Walters Road development for Housing New Zealand Corporation is about setting “best practice” principles in achieving good quality houses and streets for the occupants. It recognises the issues of land use efficiency, community and suburban sprawl. Through good planning and architecture these issues…

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STATION CABIN / Wanaka

STATION CABIN – NZIA Local Award 2018 / Southern / Interior Architecture Wanaka The project involved the conversion of an existing shed into farm-worker accommodation. The plan provides ground floor living with kitchen dining and sitting zones, along with a new first floor level providing two bedrooms and a bathroom. The existing solid timber floor…

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PARITUA WINERY / Hawkes Bay

PARITUA WINERY Hawkes Bay This winery west of Hastings consists of two buildings – one housing production, lab and offices; and a smaller services building – whose floating roofs can be read together as one gently sloping plane. With their material palette of concrete, steel and glass, these are clearly working buildings, while the lightness…

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MATASAWA HOUSE / Fiji

MATASAWA HOUSE Fiji The project was an extensive alteration to an existing beachfront property. The existing building was gutted and almost completely rebuilt, and expanded. The existing vernacular structure was retained and local techniques of detailing and finish were used wherever possible. A series of open and breezy âburesâ are arranged around sanded courtyards, providing…

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HOUSING INTEGRATION PROJECT / Auckland

HOUSING INTEGRATION PROJECT Auckland The proposal maximizes active frontages to, and overlooking, Merton Road Reserve (two boundaries) and Merton Road. Circulation spaces within the development are transformed by layout and detail into living streets where residents are able to engage or withdraw from the activity around them. Kitchens overlook stairwells and entrances. Living spaces within…

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