Let's Make It Better

Not business as usual – houses with heart, joy and grit

Turning the typical suburban house upside down and inside out, David Stubbs creates an intriguing vertical home in Picton.

Watch Tower

Close to Home

A neighbourhood wine bar opens in suburban Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

Pool Side

A playful new pool in an established garden by Mitchell Stout Dodd.

Wanting to work closer to home, Shane Kingsbeer builds a new courtyard house behind his architecture studio on the fringes of downtown Gisborne.

Compound Equation

Hide and Seek

New discoveries in a domestic scene

Something Big

A cheeky work in Tiffany & Co as part of the Auckland Art Fair has deeper implications.

Club Rules

Cheshire Architects design an organic new wing for the historic Northern Club in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

Ground Up

Using local earth and clever planning, Assembly Architects designs a discreet house on a hill with spectacular views.

Up Stairs Down Stairs

After growing a dedicated following for locally made goods, Frances Nation opens a grocer.

Public Facing

In Kirikiriroa Hamilton, gallerist Laree Payne represents artists from Waikato and further afield.

Andrew Meiring rehabilitates a 1980s post-modern classic by Mal Bartleet with a simple glassy addition and a sensitive eye.

Po Mo

Soul Full

An Ethiopian cook finds inspiration in her mother’s recipes, including this nourishing stew.

From My Window: Future Proof

An act of bare-faced cheek turns into a home for generations.

A new cabin by Cheshire Architects in a clifftop compound redefines luxury with raw materials and a simple composition.

Shed Equity


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