New House

Tri-Angle

Part fale, part harbour marker: RTA Studio designs a striking off-grid bach at Medlands Beach on Aotea Great Barrier Island.

A-Frame

Natalie Parke and Dom Glamuzina challenge expectations with a compact bach on the hill at Tairua.

Meadow Fresh

Faced with a flat paddock and rolling views, Patchwork Architecture designs a sophisticated response.

Cut from sunlight

Geoff Fletcher arranges two light-on-the-land whare on stilts down a vertiginous hillside in Aro Valley.

Who these atua

Part whare, part barn... Stevens Lawson crafts a house on Waiheke Island for contemplation and retreat.

What'll it be?

Pac Studio transcends planning strictures and a property bubble to create a sublime minor dwelling

Scaling Up

Over nearly a decade, Rafe Maclean collaborates with a young family to design a home that's grown as their needs have changed.

Ship to Shore

James Warren and Bruce Banbury craft a house instilled with light and memory above the Heathcote Estuary in Christchurch.

Multiple Choice

To afford this magnificent piece of land, two architects built a small but incredibly hard-working house and studio in the mountains near Arrowtown.

Pause and Retreat

Gerald Parsonson designs an expansive family home at Lake Hawea for art-addicted collectors

Only Place I Want to Be

Paul Clarke builds a house for his family that draws on the memory of their former home.

Shelter in Place

Surprise! Spacecraft Architects create delight in a courtyard home on a compromised Wellington site.

Central Planning

A young architect couple plays with colour and volume to create a home for themselves, and one to rent

Hidden in Plain Sight

With bold moves and radical transparency, Jack McKinney deftly slips a new house into a heritage zone in central Auckland.

Anchor Me

Rich Naish future-proofs a beachside retreat for his family on a challenged site north of Auckland.

River Side

On a bucolic site just behind Whangapoua beach, a contemporary shed manages views, wind and the needs of friends and family.

Best Nest

A sharp little house on Waiheke Island is a contrast in openness and containment.

Back to Bach

A modest bach at Riversdale Beach to fill with extended family and friends.

Shed Space

A retreat in rural Katikati has wide views, a sense of containment – and a helluva lot of soul.

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.

Good as Gold

Bergendy Cooke designs a Central Otago home that takes cues from its surroundings and the historic local vernacular.

Pitch Perfect

A hard-working beach house in Taranaki by First Light Studio transitions effortlessly to full-time home.

Fully Engaged

A family home connects to nature through a design that opens up to big, rural views.

Howzat

A private cricket pavilion at Point Wells

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.