The Comeback

After years of neglect, Johnstone Callaghan Architects bring a mid-century gem in Ōtautahi Christchurch back from the brink.

Strength of Character

An updated colour scheme led to so much more in this sumptuous heritage villa refurb by Pac Studio in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Pool House

A new home by Patchwork Architecture has transformed the former Gonville Swimming Baths in Whanganui into a contemporary family compound.

Aspect Ratio

Spacecraft Architects turn an empty pocket of the character-filled Aro Valley into an opportunity of unique proportions

Dairy Free

With a few careful additions, Johnstone Callaghan Architects transform a disused cowshed into a roughly luxurious getaway.

Character Study

Jack McKinney reimagines an 1890s ship captain’s house in Tāmaki Makaurau with a delightful pavilion and a subtle new language.

In the Swim

A sleek addition wrapped around a pool brings a new dimension to an old bungalow.

Light Well

Jack McKinney hides an abstracted pavilion on a tiny site behind a heritage villa in Freemans Bay, Tāmaki Makaurau.

Habitual beauty

A 1985 house by the late John Scott in Havelock North settles into middle age with loving owners.

Oh lavender sun

An 1870s cottage and a gentle modern extension by Anna-Marie Chin co-exist happily in a garden outside Arrowtown.

Higher Education

With guidance from locals, architect Rick Pearson turns two classrooms into a vibrant visitor centre in the foothills of Mount Everest.

A Night Inn

After scouring Aotearoa for a heritage home to renovate and rent, Tim Groenendaal and his partner found themselves drawn to a rugged roadside cottage in Reefton.

The Ugliest Building in Town

After a painstaking rebuild, Young Architects have ensured the legacy of Sir Miles Warren’s Dorset Street Flats lives on.

Morning People

Former council chambers become a hub of creativity in a re-emerging suburb of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

Lett it Be

Tāmaki Makaurau’s Michael Lett gallery expands into a former church hall next door.

Block Capital

Revisiting the golden age of the Wellington apartment building.

When McCaHon met Dibble and Hackshaw

A magnificent new book by Bridget Hackshaw – daughter of architect James Hackshaw – celebrates a unique collaboration.

Vacant Possession

John Goldwater’s magnificent centre for the Auckland Hebrew Congregation faces an uncertain future.

I Never Met a Straight Line I Didn’t Like

Mary Gaudin and Matt Arnold have released a new book on Christchurch modernism – a celebration of a distinctive regional style with enduring appeal.

Walk this Way

Christchurch’s architecture has changed radically in a decade – a new book offers a handy guide to a whole new city.

Bricks and Mortar

Cheshire Architects redefine Britomart with a unique hotel bridging old and new.

Big Corner Site Potential

A new book rediscovers a forgotten — and endangered — modernist classic by Len Hoogerbrug in suburban Hastings.

Rescue Mission

Structural Performance is a valuable lesson in how we can save treasured buildings and lives.