Search




Home Decor







Rove Concepts



Entries in New Zealand (55)

Tuesday
Oct212014

Lakeside classic 

I was going to write about the juxtaposition of the drama of a site and the mundane of everyday living but then I read the architect's descriprtion and it was just so right ...

Holidays beside the waters edge, water skiing and trout fishing, are wonderful memories for families. The bach is a keeper of these memories, which are at stake when work is done to preserve and update it. 

It was a process of saving and improving, of folding in another layer of history in a way that would not obliterate the past. The result is a nest of humble kiwi buildings, some parts new some original, that will now cope admirably with the demands of the future.

Lakeside classic, Tarawera, New Zealand by Mercer and Mercer Architects.

Click to read more ...

Monday
Oct202014

Yes please!

I'm crushing on herringbone pattern tiling. Seeing it, wanting it, figuring out where I can put it in my house. By Bureaux.

Tuesday
Oct072014

Beauty reworked

Harbour Edge House c.1910 reworked and extended by Fearon Hay Architects. An ethereal beauty. White floors, white walls, floating white drapes stirred by the breeze from the water beyond. Simplified and sensual. It's love at first sight for me.

Click to read more ...

Tuesday
Oct072014

Dune House

The awards have been decided, gongs to be given and it's official. The World Architectural Festival has chosen the Dune House by New Zealand's Fearon Hay Architects as the winner in the Villa category. Nestled in the dunes of a popular beach the home provides shelter and privacy, a raw richness and coastal calm. Interiors are in collaboration with Penny Hay.

Click to read more ...

Friday
Oct032014

Jo is looking forward to summer...

...while I'm trying to keep summer alive. 

NZ House and Garden

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!