Rural Dwelling, Whangarei

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This dwelling is for a couple who have visitors regularly staying for extended periods from overseas. They have a simple life model and wanted a dwelling that would represent that in all aspects. The simple gabled exterior form and the selection…

Mangrove House, Ngunguru, Tutukaka Coast

Designed for a young family looking to return home from abroad. This house sits on a spectacular site bordering an extensive mangrove forest.   The clients had initially approached a house building company and were dissatisfied with…

Pullman House Alterations, Matapouri, Tukukaka Coast

The addition of a new bedroom wing and outdoor room to an existing beach house This beach house sits atop a ridge with stunning views of Matapouri Bay. It had been in the family for many years. However its owners required an additional…

Beach Hut, Matapouri, Tutukaka Coast

A new coastal ‘hut’ as beach retreat Having camped on the site, the clients wanted a simple bach that retained the magic of camping holidays. The hut was to reference a high country hut rather than a flat roofed pavilion.  The site…

Ngunguru Bach Alterations, Ngunguru, Tutukaka Coast

  The transformation of an existing, tired coastal bach into a modern family home to meet the needs of a family now permanently residing there. A crucial part of the brief was that the informal rituals of bach living such as…

Clements Bach Alterations, Matapouri, Tutukaka Coast

  The addition of a new living space and covered deck to an existing bach The existing bach had poor connection with its site. Rather than extend the width of the existing bach for the new living space, a decision was made to…

Harbourside House, Whangarei Habour

At just 89m² plus decks, this is a unique home for a couple. With stunning views over the Whangarei Harbour, it is designed for views to the South and privacy to the North. The nautical nature of the site has strongly informed the…

Pataua River House, Whangarei District

New coastal family home Nearing completion. This home is constructed from a blend of timber framed walls, clad in vertical cedar, exposed in-situ concrete walls and polished concrete floor slabs. It is situated on a stunning…

The Curved House, Whangarei District

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Situated on an elevated sloping site with 180° stunning views to the northern aspect, the form of the dwelling and configuration of the spaces in this home were directly in response to these dominant environmental factors. The site was…

Manaia Kindergarten, Parua Bay, Whangarei

The brief for this preschool was very clear. It was to be a unique building, acting as a focal point for the rural community as well as providing an enhanced environment for the preschoolers, parents and staff enjoying the facility. The…