Wine making, carpentry, animal husbandry and raising kids – a West Auckland family needed a home that could stand up to their active lifestyle.
A handshake with the past; a composition of concrete, steel and glass – this residential build in Freeman’s Bay, Auckland strikes a unique balance between the indoors and out.
Resident is a New Zealand design practice driven by Scott Bridgens and Simon James who collaborate with a select group of designers. And as Rebecca Gross learns, its high-quality furniture and lighting is the unique result of these conditions and relationships.
The rugged isolation of Banks Peninsula in New Zealand is the context for this holiday house by Patterson Associates. Andrea Stevens discusses the remarkable setting and how the architecture works to create a sense of belonging.
Douglas and Bec have been at the forefront of New Zealand design for the past ten years, crafting gorgeous lighting and furniture with honest materials, and collaborating with interior designers and architects close to home, and across the pond.
When asked about his design philosophy, David Moreland says that, at its core, “I don’t think my design philosophy has changed, I still like elegant, simple looking pieces that have a unique twist”. Part of an exciting wave of Kiwi designers, we had a quick chat with Moreland about his latest offerings.
Nothing beats a coastal view. Especially if you live inner city, a house with clear horizon and the expanse of the sea to look at is absolute bliss. Here are five homes lucky enough to inhabit the coast and the luxuries that come with it.
Davis Bure House, sitting high upon a hillside at Whale Bay, Northland, is a thoughtful exploration of New Zealand’s history. Both colonial occupation of the land and the Maori response to that has been into consideration in the design, looking at how those events might be woven together. The distinctive high ceilings in particular are a unique design choice for its location, as Pip Cheshire tells us.
Awaroa Master Class is a weekend event for architects and academics young and old to celebrate place and culture, and architectural legends. Registrations open now.
offSET Shed House in Gisborne, by Irving Smith Jack Architects, demonstrates New Zealand’s affinity with coastal living and how the tradition of the bach is still alive. Words by Tess Ritchie.