Landscapes

Garden rooms

Around this Christchurch home, which is raised above the ground to allow floodwaters to flow beneath it, an interconnected series of landscapes combines to create a striking aesthetic.

Soul serving

The move towards having organically farmed gardens sitting alongside hospitality venues is a growing trend in contemporary landscape architecture, where chefs and horticulturalists work hand in hand, planning menus based on what is growing in the garden. 

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

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