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Entries in New Zealand (38)

Wednesday
Jul302014

A house in the trees

A house in the trees of Titirangi by New Zealand's mercer and mercer architects. Need I say more? 

Thursday
Jul102014

The Stables

If they told me there was no room at the inn and I would have to sleep in the stables I'd be very, very happy. Just a glimpse into the historic 100-year-old stables building converted into an inner-city residence for an Auckland family by New Zealand architects RTA Studio.

Tuesday
Jul012014

Linear

The renovation of this late 50s modernist house in Auckland by Strachan Group Architects emphasises the horizontal, playing with lines of light and shade. Sympathethic and subtle linking the original house to its surrounding site.

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Tuesday
Jun172014

The Boatsheds

It sits like three boatsheds close to the beach. Walls and windows lift and open, close and slide allowing the outside in and its occupants to reconfigure the space to suit. Simple black exteriors belie the skilfully layered timber interiors. Takapuna Beach, Auckland house by Strachan Group Architects.

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Wednesday
Apr232014

BC+A Architecture 

There is something about a house that lets the view do the talking. A beautiful, black box sits lightly on the steep block. Interiors are kept simple yet stylish. It's the use of glass and of the view that makes this home so special. Positive and negative space. Volumes and voids. Public views and intimate space. A Wellington, New Zealand home renovation by BC+A Architecture.

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