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Maximalist glamour

The Royal Menagerie is a new collection by Mokum; it is a play on the idea of decadence and luxury – a contemporary take on 1970s Las Vegas glamour.

Honed perfection

In Bendemeer, this house of three parts delivers a tactile materiality perfectly suited to its alpine surrounds.

The cathedral above the capital

At Long Gully Station, just beyond the Brooklyn wind turbine high above Wellington, this is a home of bold colour and innovation.

Homes of earth

A highly tactile and textural construction method, rammed earth building is developing at pace in New Zealand. We explore a recent project in Ophir.


As our glaciers melt, Nelson-based photographer Virginia Woolf is recording their decline in the hope her images help to inspire change.

Creative conviction

A modest project in Sandringham by Pac Studio takes out the highest honours at the 2022 Dulux Colour Awards.

Island abode

Clad in cedar, this house is devised as a sum of connected parts. The cedar is used in several different formats, the differentiation is subtle as are the tonal changes.

Sculptural outcrop

Impeccable furniture selection from Simon James helps to stitch the architectural narratives of this Great Barrier home to its surroundings.

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