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Mirror Mirror A Glazed Box By José Bribiesca In Suburban Auckland Is As Mysterious, Intriguing And Humble As The Architect Himself.
New Zealand is not short of sleek houses, but only a handful are radical experiments in living. Rewi Thompson’s house (1985) in Kohimaramara, Auckland, was one. A second is the mirror-glass house (1986) in Remuera, designed for Lois Ashton by her hu
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My Favourite Building
“This is a significant institutional building by Sean Godsell Architects, a small Melbourne practice known for their highly controlled residential work, which makes this quite an achievement. The purpose of the building is to support design research
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Home Of The Year 1996-2020
It’s our 25th Home of the Year and we are celebrating a quarter-century of New Zealand’s best houses. Inspired by Ruth Buchanan’s wonderful taxonomy of the collections at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, in which she categorised each decade by key me
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Reaching For The Light On A Sand Dune
A couple of years ago, on the way to my family bach at Opito Bay on the Coromandel Peninsula, I noticed a fairly extraordinary house rising from the dunes on Kuaotunu. Sitting prettily on a dune above one of the nicest swimming beaches on the Coroman
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It’s A Cracker!
We bought a house! It seemed to take forever and we went to rather a lot of open homes. I spent many hours investigating the Auckland Unitary Plan and sketching on the back of real-estate brochures, because if I don’t do that I can’t commit to a hous
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Design Notebook
You’ve created some memorable holiday homes in the Coromandel. How does your creative process play out? We hope that they are all unique and represent a nod to holidaying and a more simplistic view on life and way of living. We approach every project
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Contributors
The photographer travelled to Waiheke to capture a loose encampment by Cheshire Architects for a couple who challenged orthodox luxuries, as well as the architects, in creating their unique home (p. 94). The materials chosen by Cheshire Architects
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Gold Mine
‘Light Mine’ Crosson Architects Kuaotunu, Coromandel A retreat by the sea with room for children and grandchildren When the owners of this retreat at Coromandel’s Kuaotunu first met with architect Ken Crosson, the brief was for a low-slung, singl
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Design Notebook
This highly resolved encampment is a permanent home. Talk us through how the concept came about. NAT CHESHIRE Deborah and Philip were so unusually engaged in this place. It wasn’t just a site with a view awaiting a house. It was dirt and rocks and bu
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New Kid
LO’CA gives a couple space to entertain in a 4.5-metre 1870s cottage in Thorndon, Wellington. FIONA BARR, OWNER Our house is one in a row of three identical cottages; it’s in a great location but was small for our needs. We wanted a modern renovatio
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Best Dressed
Riverhead project Laurence Nash of Nashdesign Architecture Rick Hassett Builders Riverhead, Auckland A light-filled, low-maintenance home with easy flow and organic connection to outdoor living areas Laurence Nash likes to think of this project as ‘
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New to Market
1— ‘IO’ coffee table by Tolv, from $1069 from Dawson & Co, dawsonand.co.nz. 2— ‘Aer’ vase by Gabriel Tan for Menu, from $498 from Simon James, simonjames.co.nz. 3— ‘Roman’ pool towel by Baina, $100 from Baina, shopbaina.com. 4— ‘Onishi’ vase by Ke
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Of Canvas, Timber And Being Under The Stars
People often ask Philip Cryer and Deborah Botica whether they get wet in winter on their way to bed. The bedroom at their Waiheke Island home, you see, is contained in a small cabin wrapped romantically in canvas, a few steps across a courtyard from
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By Hand
Artisan glass blowers Monmouth have made a name in recent years for light fixtures that combine art and craft into designs that feel hand made but still refined. Meanwhile, Petley is owned by Courtney Petley, who hand-turns everyday objects from recl
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When Two Parts Create More Than A Whole
The design for this home came with a brief to ‘entertain 30 guests but sleep none’. The owners, whose professional life is deeply immersed in Auckland hospitality, wanted a respite – a place where they could immediately relax and switch off. The coup
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Full Voltage
Before the iPhone, we all just had phones, right? And before the Tesla, you just had an electric car. In designing a new car from the ground up, Tesla has rethought everything. There is no key to the Tesla: you run it through an app. It can self-driv
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Design journey Best Colour & Detail with Dulux
The house is airtight with insulation and a vapour barrier and needs to breathe in a controlled manner. The gable-end vent in the lounge works with natural convection for air flow and cooling in summer. A concealed inward-opening panel seals the hatc
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Jason Whiteley
Tell us about your background. I grew up in the western suburbs of Christchurch. When I was two my parents designed and built a four-bedroom house and have lived there ever since. My father ran a manufacturing company that originally did heavy contra
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Design Notebook
What were the most technically challenging aspects of the project? In many ways we had a perfect scenario – clients who were open and ready to have their brief challenged, an unparalleled site, and we had seriously good builders. This placed a bit of
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By Design
Architect Maarten Hofmans is known for his houses around Arrowtown that combine a crisp, contemporary feel with warm, natural materials, including cleverly placed timber. Hofmans’ own home in Arrowtown featured in the February/March 2019 issue of HOM
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There’s No Such Thing As Simple
Twenty years ago, Katrina Toovey and Kim Ma’ia’i bought land beside historic Wānaka Station Park, two minutes drive from the centre of Wānaka , and had plans drawn up for a crib. Then, all of a sudden, nothing happened. The proposed house seemed “too
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Modern Magic
In Auckland’s St Heliers, this renovation project by Rogan Nash Architects involved the demolition of a “disastrous 90s extension” appended to a 60s-style home. Kate Rogan and Eva Nash were tasked with “creating a wonderful home for entertaining that
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Design Notebook
How did you address the focus to the bush, while not completely turning your back on the sea? Tom was always adamant that the bush was the most important aspect, but I said if I don’t give you beautiful windows to the sea you are going to sue me. In
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City Living Redefined
Aro is a master-planned, premium low-rise residential development which is set to redefine city living in Wellington. Located in the heart of Te Aro, circled by Victoria, Willis and Vivian Streets–meticulous planning ensures a living experience that’
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Carving A House From Memory
Memories enrich a home but rarely do they have the presence to influence a design. Tom Bowden grew up on a unique piece of land on the east coast of Northland with his five siblings, revelling in the freedom afforded by the 108-hectare farm that runs
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A Fiji Moment
Fiji’s private island resorts beautifully bridge nature and luxury. By upholding sustainability while providing refinement, they create sanctuaries to rest, restore, reconnect and revive. Each exclusive island retreat has its own unique offering, whi
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A Compass In A Paddock Pointing North
What’s the point of designing a house in the shape of a dart? You may well ask. But when architect John Irving presented his sketch to the owners of this rural property near Mangawhai, north east of Auckland, they didn’t ask. The point was obvious an
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Sri Lanka
For an architect who didn’t qualify until he was 38, Geoffrey Bawa achieved astounding prolificacy during his 40-year career. Bawa, who died in 2003, abandoned law (his father’s vocation), retrained in the UK, then started out designing private homes
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Design Notebook
This is a really unusual shape for a house. Did you have any trouble convincing the owners to go for it? They loved the idea straight away so they were fully in from the get go, which made for a very happy presentation. What was the trickiest part o
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