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Flimsiness is the last word one would think of when looking at this home. Although it hangs at a cliff’s edge above a leafy North Shore suburb, this home is all about strength and solidity. From the sea below, it looks like a series of stacked geometries and dark contours. A closer look reveals a material palette of blackened precast concrete, waxed steel, and glazing, often punctuated by vertical fins — also in precast — cantilevered nooks, and a lot of comfort. Cliffhanger by Studio John Irving Architects is presented in association with Peter Fell.

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Meeting the landscape: A coastal cedar home

Follow the sun: Coastal locations call for special consideration of material and performance. In this case, on a farm on a clifftop in Northland, the site is exposed and the elements are harsh. The Dart by Studio John Irving is presented in association with Dryden.

Anna Marie Chin Architects
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Illuminating the 2022 home of the year

An architectural lighting project by ECC: Terrace Edge House by Anna-Marie Chin Architects in Arrowtown, Otago.

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A bunker by the lake

Something solid, grounded, and bunker-like has erupted on the lakeside at Rotoiti. Lake House Rotoiti by Evelyn Macnamara Architects is presented in association with Peter Fell.

Bossley Architects
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A clifftop vision

There’s something alluring about white concrete. Combine its vibrancy with exceptional formwork and a daring architectural vision and the result is spectacular. Interior and City Home of the Year 2022: Clifftops by Bossley Architects presented in association with Peter Fell.

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