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A wool renaissance

In the case of wool, there’s a long list of benefits that are hard to match, spanning everything from human health to technical properties. 

A clifftop vision

There’s something alluring about white concrete. Combine its vibrancy with exceptional formwork and a daring architectural vision and the result is spectacular.

Urban encampment

A high-profile Auckland home with an interesting history, designed by Bossley Architects, was recently demolished. Architect Pete Bossley talks to Melanie McDaid about the project and its heritage.

By the river

Known as Hills Village, this new precinct was designed thoughtfully and with purpose to foster the well-being of its inhabitants. 

Coastal hues

On an elevated site above the Tara Iti golf course, a low-lying pavilion sits subservient to the landscape. The materials, neither ostentatious nor pared back, were selected to blend into its surroundings. 

Rural simplicity

Ten years ago, in an old abandoned surfboard factory in Raglan overlooking the estuary, custom furniture brand WRW & Co. was born.

A defining experience

Here in New Zealand, Italy is celebrated for its exceptional standards in espresso, mozzarella pizza, and, of course, design. Studio Italia delivers the latter, proudly representing leading Italian furniture designers.

Velvet and steel

Interior designer Kirsten Ford set out to deliver a balance between a raw, industrial aesthetic and lush, rich detailing in the interior in this clifftop home in Auckland.

An urban lantern

In Auckland’s Grey Lynn, a decidedly contemporary home combines a trio of materials to deliver versatile spaces of permanence and tactility. 

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House on a rock

A large boulder discovered during excavation of a Port Hills site became a central feature of this home designed by architect Ken Powrie for his family.

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