Landscapes

Treescape

Tucked into the hillside in Abel Tasman National Park, this is a house designed for enjoyment of the area’s unique landscape.

Rocky Outcrop

At the base of the Ben Ohau Range near Twizel stands a tiny cabin, secluded within a vast landscape.

Full circle

Hamilton Gardens is known the world over. It attracts more than a million visitors every year, with upwards of 5000 visitors a day

A matrix of amber and green

Mimicking the pared-back materiality of the architecture, a simple plant palette creates a sense of calm in this modern urban garden. 

Enclosed haven

Are they follies, small extravagances, or safe havens from the coastal whims? Melanie McDaid explores the courtyard house and some of its local iterations for clues

Out with the old

In Red Beach’s latest retirement village, the archetypal landscaping stalwart – the bowling green – has been thrown out in favour of a whole new philosophy for how seniors want to live out their retirement years.  Boffa Miskell landscape architect Emma Todd says Metlifecare were

Cruciform house

A spacious Mid-Century modern-inspired home in Orakei proves that you don’t need a huge amount of land to have four bedrooms and multiple living spaces, particularly when less than half of the home touches the ground.

Basalt on the senses

For a brutalist building that stands so four-square on its ground, this house is full of hidden delights.

Bridge over water

Sandii McDonald creates a beautiful rhythm in a Japanese-inspired landscape — based on plans that were first drawn in the 1970s by Sang Architects.

An iconic concrete home in Remuera gets the most incredible pool pavilion

Ermanno Cattaneo pays homage to the original architect of this Remuera home, Ron Sang, by designing this extraordinary pool pavilion Project Pool pavilion Designer Ermanno Cattaneo, Suzanne Turley Landscapes Location Remuera, Auckland When Ermanno Cattaneo arrived in New Zealand from Italy to take up a

This is how a boring and barren entryway became a lush garden

Faced with a narrow garden and dated exterior, James Walkinshaw of Xanthe White Design used some simple but effective ways to transform this Pt Chev home Project Garden of outdoor rooms Designer James Walkinshaw, Xanthe White Design Location Pt Chevalier, Auckland Talk us through the

This coastal garden made the most of its oddly shaped location

Landscape designer Phillip Smith created a coastal garden on a tricky piece of land jutting into the Waitematā Harbour that morphs and shifts, depending on the season and the whims of plants Here’s how this coastal garden made the most of its oddly shaped location

This summer house was designed for entertaining with a view

The brief was simple: Build a summer house high on the hill, away from their perfectly proportioned house, to dine, relax and drink in the views This summer house was designed for entertaining with a view Project: The ‘Altana’ Architect: Tom Locke Location: Waimate North,

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