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New Zealand Architecture News 2023

4 February 2024
Jetty House, Kinloch, Waikato
Architecture: First Light
Jetty House Kinloch Waikato New Zealand
photo : David Hensel
Jetty House, Kinloch, Waikato

15 Jan 2024
Beach Haven House, Auckland, North Island
Architecture: Milieu
Beach Haven House Auckland
photo : Jessica Chloe
Beach Haven House, Auckland

3 Dec 2023
Hinau Street House + Apartment, Wānaka, Otago
Design: Condon Scott Architects
Sugi House Otago South Island
photo : Simon Devitt
Sugi House, Otago, South Island NZ
It was on a Japanese ski trip that the owners of this Wanaka house came to appreciate the efficiency of small spaces. Staying in a compact two-bedroom vacation home in the mountains, they saw that a small, carefully designed house could be comfortable and pleasant to live in.

3 Nov 2023
Hinau Street House + Apartment, Wānaka, Otago, South Island
Design: Condon Scott Architects
Kanuka Rise House Wanaka South Island
photo : Simon Larkin
Kanuka Rise House, Wanaka, South Island

25 Sep 2023
The Wall, Christchurch
Design: MCAS
Wall House, Christchurch

14 September 2023
The Wall, Taupō, Waikato
Design: Parsonson Architects
G House, Waikato

18 Sep 2023
Totara Pavilion, Christchurch
Design: MCAS
Totara Pavilion, Christchurch

15 Sep 2023
The Twins, Brooklyn, Wellington, North Island
Design: First Light
The Twins, Wellington, NZ homes

12 Sep 2023
Ostrich House, Wellington
Design: Parsonson Architects
Ostrich House, Wellington, NZ

19 Sep 2023
Cass Bay House, Cass Bay, Lyttelton
Design: MCAS
Cass Bay House, Lyttelton

20 Sep 2023
Old North Road, Auckland, North Island
Architecture: LTD Architectural Design Studio
Old North Road, Auckland

8 Sep 2023
Hinau Street House + Apartment Wellington, North Island
Design: Parsonson Architects
Hinau Street House and Apartment Wellington NZ
photos : Paul McCredie and Paul Brandon
Hinau Street House + Apartment, NZ

7 Sep 2023
Parsons House, Christchurch
Design: MCAS
Parsons House, Christchurch, New Zealand 1
photo : Clinton Lloyd
Parsons House, NZ

7 Sep 2023
Park Ave Alteration, Auckland, North Island
Architecture: LTD Architectural Design Studio
Park Ave Alteration Auckland New Zealand
photos : Mark Scowen
Park Ave Alteration

6 Sep 2023
Kingswood House, Lyttelton, Christchurch
Design: MC Architecture
Kingswood House Christchurch New Zealand
photo : Mick Stephenson
Kingswood House, NZ

11 July 2023
Long House, Wellington
Design: Parsonson Architects
Long House Wellington New Zealand
photo : Paul McCredie
Long House, Wellington

The Heights House, Wanaka

7 July 2023
Administrator House, Auckland, North Island
Architecture: Rogan Nash Architects
Administrator House Auckland New Zealand
photo : Simon Wilson
Administrator House, Auckland
Administrator House is located on O’Connell Street in central Auckland. Part of a busy commercial street, this two – storied building forms as important part of the historical urban fabric.

The Owls Retreat, Bay of Plenty, North Island

Tukituki House, Hawke’s Bay, North Island

6 June 2023
Soaring Box House, Cambridge, Waikato District, on the outskirts of Hamilton, North Island
Design: Turner Road Architecture
Soaring Box House Waikato New Zealand
photo : Amanda Aitken
Soaring Box House, Waikato

30 May 2023
Hull Road Villa, Auckland, North Island
Architects: LTD Architectural Design Studio
Hull Road Villa, Auckland

8 May 2023
Back Country House, Auckland, North Island
Architects: LTD Architectural Design Studio
Back Country House New Zealand
photo : Jo Smith Photographer
Back Country House

1 May 2023
Artists Studio, Wellington
Design: Wallace Architects
Lowry Bay Artists Studio, Wellington, NZ

27 Apr 2023
Saddle House, Wellington
Design: Wallace Architects
Saddle House Wellington New Zealand
photo : Paul McCredie
Saddle House, Wellington

26 Apr 2023
Bush House, Wellington
Design: Wallace Architects
Bush House Wellington New Zealand
photo : Paul McCredie
Bush House, Wellington

27 Feb 2023
Vineyard House, Marlborough, North Island
Design: Arthouse Architects
Vineyard House Marlborough New Zealand
photo : Sarah Rowlands
Vineyard House, Marlborough

11 Jan 2023
Sundance Rise, Wānaka, Otago
Design: Condon Scott Architects
Sundance Rise House Otago South Island
photo : Simon Larkin
Sundance Rise House, Otago, South Island

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27 Oct 2022
Copper Crest Retirement Village, Bay of Plenty, North Island
Design: Ignite Architects
Copper Crest Retirement Village North Island
photo : Cab Creative – Caleb Walsh
Copper Crest Retirement Village, North Island
Designed to encourage and support full interaction with neighbours and guests, the Copper Crest Retirement Village extension consists of 55 living well care rooms, 29 independent living apartments, shared common amenities, and associated administration and support facilities.

Updated 5 Sep 2022
Case Study Villa, Auckland, North Island
Architects: WILLIAM TOZER Associates
Case Study Villa Auckland - New Zealand Architecture News
photo : Carme Aguayo
Case Study Villa, Auckland

1 Aug 2022
Queensberry Hills House, Wanaka, Otago region, South Island
Design: Chaney & Norman Architects
Queensberry Hills House, Wanaka

11 July 2022
Sugi House, Wanaka, Otago region, South Island
Design: Condon Scott Architects
Sugi House, Wanaka

8 Jun 2022
12 Madden, Auckland, North Island
Architects: Warren and Mahoney
12 Madden Auckland Commercial Building - New Zealand Architecture News
photo by Jason Mann and Simon Devitt
12 Madden Commercial Building, NZ

7 Jun 2022
MacMurray Centre, Auckland
Architects: Warren and Mahoney
MacMurray Medical Centre Auckland - New Zealand Architecture News
photo : Jono Parker
MacMurray Medical Centre, Auckland

End of the Road House, Orakei Basin
End of the Road House, Orakei Basin

14 Mar 2022
Worselys Spur House, Port Hills, Christchurch
Design: AW Architects
Worselys Spur House, Port Hills Christchurch

8 Mar 2022
River House, Christchurch, South Island
Design: AW Architects
River House, Christchurch

16 Feb 2022
House on Omaha Beach, Omaha Bay, Rodney District, north island of New Zealand
Design: Strom Architects
House on Omaha Beach

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New Zealand Architecture News 2021

10 Dec 2021
Home for a Winemaker, Arrowtown, South Island
Design: Stacey Farrell Architect
Winemaker Home, Arrowtown South Island

22 Nov 2021
Garden Rake, Island Bay, Wellington
Design: Melling Architects
Garden Rake House, Island Bay Wellington

11 Nov 2021
Beacon Point House, Wanaka, Otago region, South Island
Design: JDA Studio Architects
Beacon Point House, Wanaka Property

23 Oct 2021
End of the Road, Orakei Basin, North Island
Architects: Wendy Shacklock Architects Ltd
End of the Road House, Orakei Basin

22 Oct 2021
Briar Bank Holiday House, Wanaka, Otago region, South Island
Design: Rafe Maclean Architects
Briar Bank House, Lake Wanaka

5 Oct 2021
Suitcase House, Wellington
Design: Melling Architects
Suitcase House, Wellington

27 Sep 2021
Piha House, Waitakere Ranges, North Island
Architects: Milieu
Piha House, Auckland Region home

12 Sep 2021
Cottage Sandwich, Auckland
Architects: Matter
Cottage Sandwich

12 Sep 2021
Green Walls & Gables Residence, Auckland
Architects: Matter
Green Walls & Gables Residence

19 May 2021
EBB Dunedin Boutique Hotel, Dunedin, South Island
Interior Design: Indyk Architects
EBB Dunedin Boutique Hotel South Island - New Zealand Architecture News
photograph : Jeremy Hooper
EBB Dunedin Boutique Hotel
CL Hotels selected Gary Todd Architecture to create a Designer hotel in Dunedin. The EBB Dunedin Boutique Hotel’s interior design was to be clearly articulated, reflective of its context, unique in its level of detailing and offering a bespoke ‘modern’ experience.

15 May 2021
Hotel Ponsonby
Design: CTRL Space
Hotel Ponsonby Auckland - New Zealand Architecture News
photo : Jono Parker
Hotel Ponsonby, Auckland

2 May 2021
Euro Bar, Auckland

1 May 2021
Siso Bistro, Auckland

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New Zealand Architecture News 2020

10 Sep 2020
Australian War Memorial, Wellington

7 July 2020
Longbush Ecosanctuary Welcome Shelter, Gisborne
Architects: Pac Studio
Longbush Ecosanctuary Welcome Shelter Gisborne New Zealand Architecture News
photo © Patrick Reynolds
Longbush Ecosanctuary Welcome Shelter Gisborne
The Longbush Ecosanctuary Welcome Shelter is an innovative environmental education space designed, constructed and operated by a group of passionate volunteers, with the support of local businesses and charitable organisations.

22 May 2020
IONA College Information Resource Centre, NZ

18 May 2020
The Blyth Performing Arts Centre, Havelock North, Hastings, Hawkes Bay
Design: Stevens Lawson Architects
Blyth Performing Arts Centre Havelock North Hawkes Bay
photograph © Mark Smith
Blyth Performing Arts Centre in Havelock North
This new building sits amidst the trees on a gentle slope near the entry to Iona College as a new symbol and public gesture of welcome. The strong sculptural language of sinuous curves and angled planes is drawn from the shapes of musical instruments and the folded landscape of Te Mata Peak.

15 May 2020
The Chapel of St. Peter, Auckland, North Island
Design: Stevens Lawson Architects
Chapel of St Peter Auckland New Zealand architecture news
photograph : Mark Smith
The Chapel of St. Peter in Auckland

28 Apr 2020
Scarborough House, Christchurch
Design: Borrmeister Architects
New House in Scarborough, NZ

27 Apr 2020
Point Wells Cricket Club near Auckland

9 Jan 2020
Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct, South Island
Design: Cox Architecture
Christchurch Justice Emergency Services Precinct New Zealand architecture news
photograph : Dennis Radermacher
Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct, NZ
The CJESP is the largest combined facility of its kind in Australasia, and the first major public development built by the New Zealand Government following the devastating 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.

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New Zealand Architecture News 2019

18 Sep 2019
Len Lye Centre, New Plymouth Building

21 Mar 2019
B:Hive Smales Farm in Auckland

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NZ Architectural Updates 2018

20 Nov 2018
Waterview Connection in Auckland

26 Sep 2018
Tower Junction, Addington, Christchurch, South Island of NZ
Architects: Buchan
Tower Junction in Christchurch
photograph : Gavin Gillson
Tower Junction in Christchurch
Ambience and atmosphere are at the centre of an $8.5M facelift for one of New Zealand’s largest open-air shopping centres.

13 Sep 2018
65 Federal Street, Auckland, North Island
Design: Elenberg Fraser and Jasmax Architects
65 Federal Street in Auckland New Zealand architecture news
image : Pointilism Architectural Visualisations
65 Federal Street in Auckland
Elenberg Fraser and Jasmax Architects have proposed a tower that reflects Auckland’s dramatic location atop 48 volcanoes. It starts almost 25 metres above the ground and rises through hotel and apartments to almost 210 metres.

27 Apr 2018
Sylvia Park Galleria Auckland Shopping Mall, Auckland, North Island
Design: The Buchan Group, Architects
Sylvia Park Galleria, Auckland Shopping Centre
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Sylvia Park Galleria Auckland
The expansion of one of New Zealand’s largest shopping centres continues, with Australasian design firm The Buchan Group behind the NZ$220 million galleria’s design at Sylvia Park, Auckland.

25 Apr 2018
Durham Street Townhouses, Christchurch
Design: Borrmeister Architects
Durham Street Townhouses in Christchurch New Zealand architecture news
photograph : Jamie Armstrong
New Townhouses in Christchurch
This Christchurch inner city townhouse development, comprises of 4 townhouses, each of which are approx. 190 sqm and feature 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, double height living areas which open up onto private courtyards/outdoor areas and a double garage.

15 Feb 2018
Jacob’s Ladder, Gibbs Farm Sculpture Park, Kaipara Harbour, North Island
Jacob's Ladder New Zealand architecture news
photography : David Hartley-Mitchell
Jacob’s Ladder, Gibbs Farm Sculpture Park
Jacob’s Ladder is a new sculpture by Gerry Judah for Gibbs Farm Sculpture Park, New Zealand. Gibbs Farm is a thousand-acre open-air sculpture park in Kaipara Harbour, near Auckland on the North Island of New Zealand. It features over thirty monumental sculptures from a roll-call of top international contemporary artists including Richard Serra, Anish Kapoor and Andy Goldsworthy.

16 Jul 2017
The Landing in Christchurch, Christchurch, South Island
Architects: The Buchan Group
The Landing in Christchurch New Zealand architecture news
image from architecture office
The Landing in Christchurch
The latest section of the project includes the addition of The Good Home Bar to the existing town square dining precinct, and a generous retail and office space housing tenants such as Hells Pizza and Smarty Pants amongst others located on The Runway, The Landing’s main thoroughfare.

19 Jun 2017
The Hub, Christchurch, South Island
Architects: The Buchan Group
The Hub in Christchurch
image from architects office
The Hub in Christchurch
Christchurch’s Enviro-Mark Gold accredited shopping centre The Hub, Hornby has received a $65 million facelift. Shopping Centre Investments Limited appointed The Buchan Group to provide design, documentation, building consenting, and construction monitoring for the project featuring a 6000 sqm anchor store, 70 specialty retail stores and a contemporary food court.

14 Jun 2017
Auckland TVNZ Television Network Centre Building
Design: Warren and Mahoney Architects
Auckland TVNZ Television Network Centre building | www.e-architect.com
photo : Patrick Reynolds
Auckland TVNZ Television Network Centre
Trans-Tasman architecture practice Warren and Mahoney has taken out Best International Design at the 2017 Australian Interior Design Awards (AIDA) for the studio’s refurbishment of the Auckland TVNZ Television Network Centre.

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Kodály Centre Hungary
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23 Jan 2017
Castle Rock Beach House, Auckland
Design: Herbst Architects
Castle Rock Beach House New Zealand architecture news
photography : Patrick Reynolds
Castle Rock Beach House, Auckland
The brief was for a beach house primarily for summer use for a family including 2 young children. The client is a keen sailor and commissioned a boat shed as stage 1 of the project. This structure acts as gate house to the main part of the site where the bach is situated.

9 Nov 2016
Kopua House, Waiheke
Design: Daniel Marshall Architect Ltd
Kopua House on Waiheke New Zealand architecture news
photo : Simon Devitt
Kopua House on Waiheke
The site was a steep basin sloping down to the north east facing a sheltered bay on the eastern side of Waiheke Island. Two 100 year-old Pohutakawa trees marked the transition from the earth to the sea.

1 Nov 2016
Elizabeth Street House, Auckland
Design: Dorrington Atcheson Architects
Elizabeth Street House
photography : Emma-Jane Hetherington
Elizabeth Street House in Auckland
This new build in the heritage suburb of Freeman’s Bay is a composition of concrete, steel and glass that gives a handshake to the past. Horizontal texture on the precast concrete walls echoes the linearity of weatherboards. The roof, styled as a Dutch gable and clad in steel, is conceived as habitable ‘attic’ space that makes reference to the dormers of colonial times.

24 Oct 2016
Kirkmay House, Kohimarama, Auckland suburb
Design: Dorrington Atcheson Architects
Kirkmay House
photography : Emma-Jane Hetherington
Kirkmay House in Kohimarama
This compact site in Kohimarama presented the opportunity to design a home on a reduced platform that dropped off to a cliff and pocket of native bush.

22 Oct 2016
offSET Shed House in Gisborne, Gisborne, northeastern New Zealand
Design: Irving Smith Jack Architects
House in Gisborne
image from architects
Shed House in Gisborne
From a context of accrued simple shed-esk dwellings in an isolated and south facing New Zealand coastal surf community, a strategy of sequencing building ‘sets’ (aka surf) was generated to scale new form to its surrounds.

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