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New Zealand

A kitchen with bespoke details crafted for culinary joys

Some consider their kitchen a space for chores, but in this home, functionality is a far cry from clinical. Inspired by the native bush that weaves throughout Titirangi, the natural materiality folds – origami-like – from one surface into another to create an inviting heart of the home.

An alternative approach to home building

Affordability hurdles led to lateral thinking for this architect’s own home in the Tasman region of Aotearoa New Zealand. Sited on leasehold land, the small, modular house for two is relocatable and extendable.

Reimagining the barn typology

Two Barns takes inspiration from its rural farming context in the Otago region of New Zealand, with two distinct simple barn-like structures by Space Studio.

David Trubridge’s new book shows all sides of this multi-faceted creative

David Trubridge’s new book titled, The Other Way, presents the designer, writer and photographer’s journeys to some of the most beautiful places on earth in glorious images and evocative text. Most know Trubridge as a global force in design but through this book another side of the creative is revealed. The love of the land sings clear and sweet through Trubridge’s voice and, as with the siren’s song, once the voice is heard it will transfix.

Edge of the alps

Passive house principles defined the form and planning of this architect’s own home and office to achieve maximum energy efficiency within a tight budget.

Designing for life

From Irving Smith Architects comes a house inspired by the form of a feather and designed for the ever-changing lifestyle of a family. Through fine detail and great thought, Feather House is a stand out, bespoke in every way to sustainably support its residents both now and in the future.