Landscapes

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,

A party cabana and sculptural pool fence to envy on summer days

A dated outdoor area received an elegant makeover. Now with a striking shelter, sculptural fence and outdoor speakers it’s the ultimate entertaining space A party cabana and sculptural pool fence to envy on summer days Project: Party cabana and pool Architects: Rogan Nash Location: Cox’s Bay, Auckland Brief: To

A Northland pool lined in glossy black tiles

A Northland pool designed to be taken in day-long doses Pool fencing requirements often make you wonder if it’s worth even bothering with a pool, given that the need to make a body of water safe will also render it unsightly. But, given the right

A small Auckland backyard becomes a tropical paradise

Fearon Hay transforms a petite Auckland back yard into a summery paradise A small Auckland backyard becomes a tropical paradise Poorly designed pools can feel as if they’ve severed a back yard in two, a lose-lose situation that results in an unpleasant sense of constriction

A pool and pavilion by Pattersons architects

A pool and pavilion by Pattersons on Canterbury’s Banks Peninsula is a getaway all its own It is a modern pool in the grounds of a historic house. The location is Annandale, a sheep and cattle station on Canterbury’s Banks Peninsula with which regular readers