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Feb 16 2018

Castor Bay Residence

Here are some images from the early design stages of a home in Castor Bay, North Shore, completed by our sister company Infusion Arch.

This project involves alterations to an extensive home on a clifftop site. An older wing of the home will be replaced with one which uses shuttered concrete and metal cladding. Large windows with shutters take advantage of ocean views while retaining the option to enclose the internal spaces.

The new addition will contrast to the existing plaster home, and retain the dramatic bridge which connects both wings of the house.

Jan 26 2018

Proposed West Harbour Development

We'd like to share a few images of the early stages of this residential development design!

From our sister company Infusion Arch, these ten homes in West Harbour are staggered down a long sloping site. The proposed layouts take full advantage of the site to yield spacious family homes in a medium density zone.

Jul 21 2017

Architizer.com Features Creative Arch

We're pleased to have not one, but two of our recent projects featured in Architizer.com's list of 10 Stunning Coastal Houses Across New Zealand! Head over to https://architizer.com/blog/new-zealand-homes/ to read the article.

If you prefer you could also like the photo of our Granny's Bay Residence on Instagram, along with over 11,500 other fans!https://www.instagram.com/p/BWvv-0DDehk/

Jul 10 2017

ADNZ Regional Awards || Results

We're excited to share that two of our projects received recognition at the ADNZ Regional Awards last week, including a Highly Commended for the Hekerua Bay residence!

Located near Oneroa Beach, Waiheke Island, the Hekerua Bay home sits on a very steep site, facing north with views towards Hekerua Bay and beyond. This new build was designed to maximise the coastal views using a limited budget, and provide multiple flexible outdoor spaces.

Our Granny's Bay residence also received recognition in the category for alterations and additions. The approach to the home directs focus to horizontal ribbed zinc clad box mimicking the grey moody hues and rippling waves of the Manukau Harbour. Living spaces are purposefully directed to the view south with a series of decks, layered as platforms down the site.

Sep 08 2017

Smarter Small Homes in Hastings

This residential development in Hastings celebrates being ecologically friendly, and champions the Smarter Small Home concept.

This new residential development enjoys an outlook across the neighbouring public park.  Each of the 11 homes boasts a 6 Homestar rating, which means that the homes are "better quality - warmer, drier, healthier and cost less to run". Based on our Smarter Small Home models, the homes were designed with a focus on space efficiency, low maintenance, and eco-friendly design principles. Solar panels and high standards of insulation are present throughout. 

Construction is underway, with 4 units already complete. 

To see more of our cost effective Smarter Small Home designs, head over to the SSH projects on our wesbite - http://bit.ly/2q5hLPJ

Feb 27 2017

Ma Residence || Preview

Here are some early images of one of our projects on a sloping site in Gulf Harbour with expansive views of the sea.

Dec 07 2016

Half Moon Bay || Sketch Design

These early images of this project are looking great - a new family home in Half Moon Bay that takes full advantage of stunning views to Rangitoto Island through huge windows and a sloping site.