Christchurch needs over 36,000 new houses

The pressure on Christchurch’s housing market should ease within the next three years with an expected 30,000 sections coming on the market. Another 12,000 sections are expected to be available over the following 12 years, potentially providing the earthquake-hit region with about 42,000 more homes by 2028. However, the current rate of conversion of land to […]

Glass house off New Zealand cliff

Project: Cliff House Location: Auckland, New Zealand Architecture and Design: Fearon Hay Architects Photography: Patrick Reynolds Description from the architects: “Sited above a cliff overlooking Rangitoto and the Hauraki Gulf. The client sought a two-storey glass volume that could maximise the views while providing shelter from prevailing weather.” Source: Contemporist

Lucerne House by Daniel Marshall Architects in New Zealand

Project: The Lucerne House Location:    Orakei Basin, Auckland, New Zealand Architecture: Daniel Marshall Architects Design: Daniel Marshall, Emrana Sikder, Cameron Pollock, Nick Sayes Photography:  Emily Andrews & Ernie Shackles Description from the architects: “Sited on the edge of the ancient crater that embraces Orakei Basin with extravagant views to inner Waitamata harbour and Auckland city. The […]

Re:START Mall in Christchurch, New Zealand

In quake-ravaged Christchurch, the Re:START Mall, a pop-up project built from shipping containers, is bringing civic and public pride back into the city. Architecture: The Buchan Group Photography: Murray Hedwig and John Suckling ‘The New Normal’ is a phrase you often hear in Christchurch these days, uttered with characteristic local irony. Devastated by the series […]

Secluded Retreat Integrating Mountain-Inspired Colors And Textures

Designed to adapt to an alpine environment defined by scree slopes, imposing rocks and gravel tracks, this modern Mountain Retreat seems to mirror the awe-inspiring surrounding landscape in a collection of carefully constructed interiors. A brainchild of New Zealand-based Fearon Hay Architects, the small mountain home near Lake Wakatipu, Central Otago, provides a secluded escape translated into modern […]

Contemporary Wanaka Residence, New Zealand

Architecture: Los Angeles-based Marmol Radziner Location: Wanaka Valley, New Zealand Photographer: Emily Andrews The single-storey family home was completed in 2008. According from the architects: With distant views of alpine peaks, the hillside site overlooks rolling farmland. The site faces north, directly into the blazing sun of the southern hemisphere. Strict agency requirements limited both the size and form of […]

Luxury Contemporary Wanaka House, New Zealand

Project: Wanaka House Location: Wanaka, New Zealand Architecture: Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects Description from the architects: The contemporary New Zealand house was conceived as objects on the land, immersing the user in the surrounding natural landscape and the changing seasons. “The house is low slung and nestled into the landscape, wedged into a gentle gully on the site, […]

Island Retreat by Fearon Hay Architects with Penny Hay

Fearon Hay Architects and Penny Hay designed a residence on New Zealand’s Waiheke Island. Description from the architects: An arrangement of freestanding structures around a sheltered central courtyard rests in a saddle above Matiatia Bay. The natural undulations of the saddle have been subtly emphasized to form a natural setting for three roofed structures and freestanding raised pool. […]