Best House Aotearoa

Beautiful and kind to the land — an eco-friendly masterpiece

Designed with a focus on taking time and slowing down, this beautifully resolved coastal escape gives itself over to the rhythm of the landscape.

Tide Lines

Editor's Letter: Here Awards 2022

Our editor reflects on Waimataruru, Best House Aotearoa 2022

Super Normal

A key member of the Here team has hidden talents.

Park It

Patchwork Architecture turns a stretch of car parks in downtown Whanganui into a bustling community hangout.

Mini Me

RTA Studio demonstrates how great architecture transcends time with this elegant Wānaka guest lodging.

Structural Integrity

A spine of cabinetry connects the various spaces in our Best House Aotearoa 2022.

With its honest materiality and playful transparency, this crafty little utility building delights in the potential of its position.

Shed Light

Open Home: Triple Billing

We’re delighted to open some favourite houses for you in a special triple feature.

Sit Splash Snip Sniff

Not-so-familiar items

Hind Site

A photographic series recalls the impact of Covid on a city in lockdown.

Design Of The Times

The heads of design at Città reflect on the finalists and what excites them right now.

Land Fall

An environmentally minded home surrounded by regenerating bush skims the earth above Ōtama Beach.

Piece Keeper

Designer Imogen Zino’s online collective treasures uniqueness and the handmade.

Lean on Me

We’ve found a friend in this cheerfully functional stool by Yokozeki Ryota.

Hold On

This sustainably focussed Norwegian design studio has a 100-year plan.

City House Country House

The perfect urban palette, as inspired by two markedly different developments, and a palette inspired by plants, rock and sea.

The Jervois apartments lead a new wave of intensification with graceful restraint.

Up Size

Inner Life

With her portraits of rooms, Jane Ussher reveals the character of personal spaces.

Slide Effect

Mercer & Mercer Architects design a Mount Maunganui home with fun at the forefront.

Eat Your Greens

A simple Japanese side dish, enjoyed by generations.

From My Window: Checking In On The Taonga

Zoe Black reflects on a unique view of Objectspace.

Right off the bat, this private cricket pavilion presents clean lines, impeccable craftsmanship and a sense of community.

Park Life


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