A dynamic family home unfolds slowly as its picture-perfect Westmere site descends, opening out at its lowest point to a brooding south-facing view.

This family home by Space Division replicates bucolic living in the middle of a busy Auckland suburb.

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Beautiful rhythm

A restricted material palette, a modernist soul that is part Californian, and a touch of Japanese — all combine to form an entirely picture-perfect Waiheke home by Rowe Baetens Architecture.

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A little chat with Miles

Part homage to the late Sir Miles Warren, part allusion to the owners’ Dutch and farming roots, this house by PRau is a beautiful amalgam of influences and materials.

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Red glow

On the cusp of land and sea on the rugged coastline of Christchurch’s Te Rae Kura — the red, glowing headland — the folding form of this home echoes and reflects the transience of the coast.

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A home among the trees

Nestled in a vast mānuka forest that nudges the edge of suburban Whitby in Wellington, this family home stands among the trees, balanced on the spine of a natural ridge overlooking an undeveloped bush-filled valley.

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Twin peaks

A Sumner site that’s all angles provides opportunity to think outside the square.

Design News

Street smart: embracing urban density

Ken Crosson of Crosson Architects, who won Home of the Year 2024 for Boathouse Bay, considers a sustainable vision for our future cities — and offers his thoughts on why the imperative need for both environmental and social change is very much upon us.

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The 200-year house

A home that decides for itself how best to live on the land is conceived to last for centuries.

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Alpine jewel

This sophisticated Queenstown home by Rafe Maclean Architects is both introverted and expressive. A sculptural exterior form gives way to an interior that was once described by guests as being like the inside of a wooden jewellery box.

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Southern heart

A dynamic family home with an unassuming street presence unfolds on a picture-perfect Westmere site, opening out at its lowest point to a brooding south-facing view.

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The bunker

A manifestation of permanence and solidity, this decadent concrete bunker near Tekapo echoes the silence of the lands that surround it.

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Park life

A family home designed by Space Division replicates bucolic living in the middle of a busy Auckland suburb.

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Open space

Perched atop an escarpment overlooking Whangārei’s town basin, this home is the embodiment of the owners’ vision, the architects’ knowledge, and the builder’s expertise.

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Scalloped curves

The sinuous lines of Tāmaki Makaurau’s original foreshore are at the heart of Crosson Architects’ latest project: the Elysian luxury apartment building in Auckland’s Parnell.

Home of the Year

It’s the people

The overall winner and Home of the Year 2024 is Boathouse Bay by Crosson Architects, an exemplary model of multi-unit design embodying the quest for community living through a marriage of architecture, landscape, and master-planning.

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In the Coromandel, a home with a humble profile and a thoughtful design makes the most of a stunning location.

This sculptural Northland bach is a perfect north arrow on a remote farm high above the sea.

Built with awe-inspiring attention to detail, this Arrowtown home is a fresh interpretation of a familiar Otago rural vernacular.

Part gallery, part sculptural abode, this award-winning home above Takapuna Beach is surprisingly secluded.

A hilltop home in Dunedin becomes a gallery of sorts, its form an object of art itself – one of warmth, playfulness, and urbanity.

With the sun on its bow and the community at its stern, this is a house in which the elements are always front of mind.

A mature and restrained response to an awe-inspiring location. The architect has combined a wide range of influences — from Sri Lankan to,

This Auckland home delightfully reimagines city living, marrying privacy with insightful and intimate layers of connection.

jun – jul 2024  — Issue #512