Interiors

Kitchens: a holiday home built for entertaining

The brief for this Whangarei Heads kitchen was to meld the indoor and outdoor spaces. Lance Herbst of Herbst Architects created two covered decks, offering flexible protection against the elements. The successful design allowed the clients to entertain 36 guests during the holiday season.   HOME How did you

A private space with hidden surprises

The brief for the kitchen in this Waiheke Island home was separation and a unique sense of character for each space in the house. Architect Wendy Shacklock divided the dining and kitchen spaces with cabinetry; below she tells how this private realm allows for flexible

Bathrooms: a shell-like space in Home of the Year 2013

This open-plan bathroom in the 2013 Home of the Year is a continuation of the fluid, shell-like overall design. Architect Gary Lawson describes how the bathroom can be both open and intimate.   HOME This space is in the Home of the Year 2013. How does

Bathrooms: Deco-flavoured delight

When Maggie Carroll of Auckland’s Bureaux Architects decided to renovate the bathroom in her own apartment, she decided that the small space didn’t mean she had to compromise on style.   She developed a palette of materials that refers to her apartment building’s Art Deco

Christchurch Kitchen

Kitchens: a sleek Christchurch renovation

When Christchurch architect Duval O’Neill of Herriot + Melhuish was asked to renovate a modernist 1960s home originally designed by Ernest A. Kalnins, one of the main problem areas was the kitchen, which was small and cramped and didn’t connect to the home’s living and

Bathrooms: a Wellington bathroom with an ocean view

A Wellington bathroom by Parsonson Architects takes its cues from an amazing view. The palette of the sea and bush is brought inside by the blue and green tiles. Here, Sam Donald explains what they were trying to achieve with the design.   HOME What were

Narrowneck bathroom

Clever design helps to keep this exposed bathroom completely private

The clients for this coastal Narrow Neck home wanted their bathroom to take full advantage of the views of Rangitoto Clever design helps to keep this exposed bathroom completely private This outdoor bathroom overlooks the ocean and Rangitoto Island and although the balcony is exposed to

Arts and crafts kitchen

A classic white with kitchen with Arts and Crafts features

This kitchen renovation by Neil McLachlan of Neil McLachlan Design aimed to modernise the functionality of the space, and also bring it into alignment with the Arts and Crafts details of the rest of the house. Below, McLachlan explains how they opened up the design to better suit

Kitchens: Lovell O’Connell melds openness and intimacy

Ana O’Connell of Lovell O’Connell Architects believes a good kitchen should reflect the food culture of the people who will use it. This Wanaka kitchen acts as a command station for a client who loves to cook and entertain. Here, O’Connell tells how they created a kitchen

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Timber enclave

Bounded by farmland, and beneath a simple gabled form, this home is designed around layered moments of unexpected eccentricity.   Surrounded by Cantabrian farmland, the home of two former Christchurch locals delivers unexpected eccentricities within a traditional gabled form. Head southwest out of Christchurch and the

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Three by the pond

AW Architects has designed a house in Bendemeer with three, very distinct volumes and equally diverse personalities: the birdwatcher, the socialite, and the sheep shearer who’s scrubbed up well.

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