Homes

Two elegant cabins in Tawharanui redefine back-to-basics camping

Fearon Hay has designed two elegant cabins that redefine what we’ve come to expect from a back-to-basics encampment A few years ago, a couple with young children approached Fearon Hay with their thoughts about building on rural land they’d purchased on the Tawharanui Peninsula. Located

Inside a floating sleepout nestled among the Piha bush

An unobtrusive Piha home makes the most of its small site in the bush by elevating the sleepout into the air There’s something magical about Garden Road. It lies at the end of a meandering path – more one-lane access than actual road – that

The owner of Pic’s Peanut Butter takes us inside his unconventional bach

Pic Picot, of Pic’s Peanut Butter, had a simple brief for his holiday spot: he didn’t want a house. See how architect Julian Mitchell designed a ‘not-a-house’ for Pic and his family below Project ‘Pic’s Not-a-house’ Architect Julian Mitchell, Mitchell Stout Dodd Location Mārahau, Tasman

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