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New Zealand

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.

These Houses Wholly Embrace The Power Of Place

Harnessing the power of place is to architecture what self-actualisation is to us people. Let’s take a moment to admire these exemplars of self-actualised architecture, uncovered in our hunt for Habitus House of the Year 2020.

5 Façades That Are Not Just A Pretty Face

From perforated metal screening to veils of bamboo, these five houses from Habitus House of the Year 2020 feature façades that are beautifully intricate with intellect to boot.

Small Plan, Big Impact

Perched atop the windy hillside of Wellington, the impressive form of X-Marks House belies a deceptively compact floor plan.

Glowing From The Inside Out

The understated form and plan of the Kawau Island Bach by Crosson Architects belies the clients’ detailed brief.