New Build

Shed Equity

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

Compound Equation

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

Ground Up

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

Watch Tower

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

Around the Block

Evan Mayo finds unexpected inspiration in a decidedly suburban setting at Mount Maunganui.

Above the Street

With a distinctly personal touch, chef Al Brown makes an apartment in a tower by Cheshire Architects his own.

On the Shore

Richard Naish deals with storms and sea lions for the design of a robust crib in The Catlins.

Down the Hill

Sam Kebbell designs an unpretentious wooden house in Hataitai with neighbours and community in mind.

Norwegian Wood

Drawing on Scandinavian shingles and Japanese ski huts, a smart little holiday home in Wānaka causes a stir.

Break Water Harmony

Using cross-laminated timber and a little chutzpah, Cecile Bonnifait and William Giesen overcome a site others might consider unbuildable.

Heart Full

A young couple overcomes a vertiginous site and tiny budget with care, craft and courage.

Rural Vernacular

An elegant Waikato home is based on the most agrarian of references.

Coastal Grooves

A house by Gerrad Hall hides in plain sight near a public beach and reserve.