The language of a landscape

Three hundred or so metres above sea level in the far north, Geoff Fraser found the perfect patch of land for his latest house. Completely isolated and about a kilometre from the road, Geoff’s hilltop 15ha site is strewn with large volcanic boulders and surrounded by mature native bush. The air is clean, the views are immense and the solitude is all-consuming.

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Cliffhanger by Studio John Irving Architects

Perched on a cliff above Red Beach in Whangaparoa, this house of blackened concrete and waxed steel delivers an unexpected lightness of form.

Green Home of the Year 2022: The Black House by Stacey Farrell

In a steep, alpine environment where the land is always moving, architect Stacey Farrell envisioned a home of parts — an experiment in what was possible — and a place that delivered no more than needed.

Alt + Reno Home of the Year 2022: Faith and Doubt by Crosson Architects

An old church on a prominent site in Nelson has been deftly and daringly brought back to life by Crosson Architects.

Raglan Rest by Edwards White Architects

In the foothills of Karioi, dark cedar cloaks a home surrounded by lush greenery in a vast and encompassing landscape.

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