Journal | May 2016

Autumn Newsletter


NZIA Auckland Awards 2016

We are delighted to announce success in receiving a NZIA regional award in conjunction with Noel Lane Architects for the design of two small seaside cabins. The awards evening was held last Thursday and was celebration of local architecture with some excellent buildings showcased.

These two seaside cabins are cut into the hillside twenty meters from a small, intimate beach in the Bay of Islands. They are suited facing Northeast, concealed and immersed within the native bush of the terrain.

Click the image below to view the project in its entirety.



Houses Magazine Feature

Extract: “"In keeping with the architect’s goal of keeping the space simple, there are no reflective surfaces in the kitchen. The cabinetry is matt and the granite, honed finishes that are serviceable and forgiving of children’s fingermarks. This simplicity has not been gained at the expense of functionality, however.

All the usual appliances are here, and there’s a large pantry and small appliances area hidden behind two large sliding doors next to the fridge… Artificial light is achieved through direct, narrow-beam spots recessed high into the ceiling directly above the island bench-top, casting light only onto work surfaces and carefully placed to avoid shadow."


Under Construction

Waiheke House

The house is cut into an incredibly steep site; a considerable component of the project was to being and sculpt the mass of the landscape to create an even grade and form a landscaped terrace under an existing pohutakawa tree to the north of the house.