Mid-century classic

Remastered Classic

Updated and expanded over two decades, this Ian Athfield compound in Karaka Bay reveals surprise and delight around every curve and corner.

Happy Place

A new timber-lined passage provides a tranquil transition between mid-century family home and modern retreat in Tāmaki Makaurau.

At Ease

A charred larch volume brings a delightful geometry and sense of space to this mid-century house extension by a.k.a Architecture’s Anne Kelly.

State of Play

Nick Rowe turns a former state house in Riverhead into a mini modernist compound centred around a serene courtyard.

Out of Sight

Forgotten for five decades, the Lee House proves to be one of Aotearoa architecture’s best-kept secrets.

Down Town

A 1970s office building by Trengrove & Blunt finds new life as a home and studio in central Ōtautahi Christchurch.

Habitual beauty

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

The Things We Carry

A rare Christchurch house by the late Sir Ian Athfield proves a wonderful backdrop for a collection of classic mid-century pieces.

In the Trees

Between 1973 and 1985, Ron Sang built a glamorous house for art. Forty years on, it has a whole new lease of life.

Sense and Serendipity

Fifteen years after stumbling across it, Kate and Matt Arnold restore a forgotten modernist gem in Ōtautahi Christchurch.

Familia Feeling

A sympathetic renovation returns this 1960s hilltop home in Ōtautahi Christchurch to its family-centric roots.

Social Fabric

An iconic piece of furniture dresses up for its 50th anniversary.

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.

In Transit

Home Maker

When Inhouse moved its design studio to a quiet pocket of bush in Birkenhead, Tāmaki Makaurau, a garden was top of mind.

When McCaHon met Dibble and Hackshaw

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

Site Unseen

Uncovering an intriguing house by two modernist architects above Moncks Bay in Ōtautahi.

Vacant Possession

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

Life in Colour

Ann Shelton and Duncan Munro meticulously restore the original modernist colour scheme in their 1950s home.

Big Corner Site Potential

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