Journal | April 2017

Autumn Newsletter

Completed Projects

Warkworth Bank Corner

The BNZ Bank Corner project is now complete. The concept involved creating a pedestrian lane that separates the new commercial block from the existing historic bank building, while generating a link between Neville Street, Warkworth Street and the adjacent car park.

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


Waiheke Coastal Retreat

Cut into a steep terrain and overlooking the coastline of Waiheke, this house harmonises with the landscape while extending a platform towards the sea. The roof is an offset, upside-down truss form, minimising the bulk within the landscape. An upper-level breezeway is revealed on entry through 3.5m barn doors, providing shelter.



Trends International Design Awards

In November last year, our project ‘Northland Lake House’ was awarded winner of the Trends International Design Awards for best renovation in New Zealand.

Our projects ‘City Villa’ (Renovation) and ‘Seaside Cabins’ (New Home) were also awarded as highly commended in the Awards.


Magazine Feature

In January this year, Trends Magazine (Edition 32) featured an extensive article on the ‘Northland Lake House’ project - our first cover!

Excerpt: “…Undertaken by architect Tom Rowe, this major home transformation was a game of two halves. The rear section of the home — a surveyor’s cottage in another life — was partially retained, with rooms reshuffled to create a new kitchen, dining areas and bedrooms. This was clad afresh in Italian travertine stone and a brand-new traditional sloping roof was introduced. However, the front end of the hose has been spectacularly re-invented…”