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Stephen Bambury

Artist Stephen Bambury’s Western Springs home

In Auckland’s Western Springs, a series of “combative” discussions between artist Stephen Bambury, his wife Jan and architect Pip Cheshire results in a light-as-air fusion of art and

A pool house with a difference

A watery retreat by Herbst Architects makes outdoor living easy A pool house with a difference It wasn’t your average architectural project. For starters, the

Tom Kundig designed six Rolling Hut cabins in Washington State.

Tom Kundig to visit New Zealand

Exciting news: the great Seattle-based architect Tom Kundig, designer of some of the most sublime cabins you’ve ever seen, is visiting New Zealand in late

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Home of the Year 2016 entries now open

Can your home scoop New Zealand’s richest architectural prize? HOME magazine is calling for entries for its 21st annual Home of the Year awards. This

40 square metres of pure joy

  First, a confession. When I first saw the image of Crosson Clarke Carnachan’s ‘moveable’ beach house being loaded onto a Freight Link ferry, I

Simon James’ lovely new home

  Simon James’ Auckland showroom has a generous new residential focus, thanks to an expanded and renovated ground-floor space that showcases the firm’s offerings for

And the finalists are…

The judges have visited the homes, and some tough calls have been made.     So we’re delighted to present the six finalists in the

McCahon’s work is right at home

There is a strange power to the spaces that artists have occupied, the rooms in which they have crated their work. In the early 1950s,

2008: Melling Morse’s Signal Box

Named ‘Signal Box’,  the 2008 winner sits on a discreet back-section near the Masterton railway station combining imagination and great practicality 2008: Melling Morse’s Signal

2002: Stevens Lawson’s first win

2002: Stevens Lawson’s first win If this Auckland home was a person, you could perhaps describe it as being contemporary, but aware of the past,

Books: The easy green checklist

Writer Claire McCall’s new book, Green Modern: Eco-Conscious Contemporary New Zealand Homes, celebrates contemporary architecture with a green edge. Here, she shares images of some

Kitchens: 4 ingenious spaces where cooking rules

For chefs Natalia Schamroth and Carl Koppenhagen, their new kitchen is the culmination of four years spent “desperate” to get out of the cramped, closed-off kitchen at the back of their house.

Light and air in the treetops

An unstable foundation meant the original 1930s home on this section had to be demolished, which helped make way for a clean-design-slate. Light and air

A Waiheke beach house in a tranquil bay

A Waiheke beach house in a tranquil bay Waiheke Island’s eastern coast is a different country from the western end’s rolling slopes and gentle white-sand

Kitchens: 3D technology for perfect angles

The clients of this Ponsonby renovation didn’t want a typical villa kitchen. Designer Serban Teodorescu of T Plus Architects transformed the space into a ‘day zone’

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Light catcher

Jose Gutierrez Architects transformed this character villa, located on a typical Grey Lynn street, into a contemporary oasis — a place that moves between lightness and solidity with a fluid grace.

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Cedar chevron

RTA Studio uses three boat-shed forms — at some points staggered and at others stitched into one — to create a flexible, multigenerational, lake-front, holiday house that succeeds on many levels.

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Quiet luxury

High above Waiheke Island’s Owhanake Bay, this pool pavilion speaks to the architectural nuances of the main home, while introducing its own distinct identity — a restorative space intuitively connected with land and sea.

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Lens to the view

In one of the most distinctive coastal environments in New Zealand, this large family home takes its cues from the dramatic beauty of the sound it overlooks, and follows the natural contours of the land to embrace the setting and disappear into the bush-covered hillside.

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Light catcher

Jose Gutierrez Architects transformed this character villa, located on a typical Grey Lynn street, into a contemporary oasis — a place that moves between lightness and solidity with a fluid grace.

Read More »

Cedar chevron

RTA Studio uses three boat-shed forms — at some points staggered and at others stitched into one — to create a flexible, multigenerational, lake-front, holiday house that succeeds on many levels.

Read More »