Homes

How an old workshop was transformed into this clever little home

Faced with a difficult alternation, architect Henri Sayes used a clear and uncompromising vision to create this wonderful little apartment. He discusses the design process behind the project Q&A with architect Henri Sayes of Sayes Studio Good clients make good projects and that’s true in

Inside a thoughtfully designed, sunny yellow bungalow extension

The architects from Pac Studio deploy light and fun through materials for a bungalow extension. See its bright yellow floors below Q&A with Dr Sarosh Mulla and Aaron Paterson of Pac Studio How is all that yolkiness on a summer’s day? Sarosh Mulla— Because we’ve

How these architects elegantly restored a mid-century gem

Four mid-century enthusiasts resurrect an original design by Allan Mitchener Q&A with Matt Arnold, of Sons & Co, and Prue Johnstone of JCA You describe yourself as a glutton for architecture. Matt Arnold— I can’t get enough and Christchurch is a wonderful place for mid-century

Inside an impressive concrete home with a sleek but cosy interior

Sixteen years on, Daniel Marshall reworks an early design with a fresh new perspective. See inside this impressive concrete home below In some ways, 2003 doesn’t seem like such a long time ago – until you count all the things that have changed. Sixteen years

This fun bungalow extension will make you want yellow floors

Pac Studio deploys light and fun through materials for a bungalow extension Some regard puns – especially egg puns – as the lowest form of wit. But the yolk’s on them, because this bungalow extension in Auckland’s Mount Albert, known as ‘Yolk’ house, features a

This mid-century gem in Christchurch is given new life

Four mid-century enthusiasts resurrect an original design by Allan Mitchener In a cul-de-sac in Ilam, Christchurch, there’s a pocket of six architecturally designed mid-century homes. This unique window into the city’s design style of the time is the result of a 1960s development by Fletcher

Architect Daniel Marshall renovates an early design for the third time

Sixteen years on, Daniel Marshall reworks an early design with a fresh new perspective Q&A with architect Daniel Marshall of DMA What’s it like revisiting early projects? It’s a privilege. Often the house has changed hands, so it’s great to still have an involvement. It

This character cottage in Christchurch has a modern secret at the back

Richard Naish taps into family heritage to extend this character cottage in Christchurch When Jo and Alistair Blair were ready to extend their two-bedroom cottage in St Albans, Christchurch, Jo’s award-winning architect cousin Rich Naish was the clear and obvious choice to lead the project.

Why this couple decided they wanted to build well, not big

With a few smart moves and a clever plan, Spacecraft Architects create a dynamic little house in Tokomaru Tokomaru is about 20 minutes south of Palmerston North and has a population of about 550. There’s a dairy, a school and a steam-engine museum. The roads

How this historic building was restored and turned into a family home

After seeing many masonry buildings lost in the Christchurch earthquake, this couple saw an opportunity to retain and enhance this 1940s character building Q&A with Kate and Daniel Sullivan of Architects’ Creative You’ve said the adaptive reuse of the original house was a sustainable approach,

This one-bedroom home was designed to suit its busy owner’s lifestyle

As someone who travels a lot for work, it’s fitting that Graeme Nicholls’ small, one-bedroom home in Lyall Bay is nicknamed ‘Suitcase’ house Project ‘Suitcase’ house Architect David Melling, Melling Architects Location Lyall Bay, Wellington Brief Fit a tiny home on a bush-clad site for