A prefabricated trio of cabins provides an intimate off-grid escape, scattered across a slice of North Canterbury wine country.
Paul Davidson spends five years finishing a crafted little house in the bush at Anawhata.
An elevated take on a cabin in the woods riffs off the historic gold miners’ huts that once dotted the dense West Coast bush.
Johnstone Callaghan Architects create an intimate, off-grid retreat that treads ever-so lightly in the Tasman bush.
Thinking outside the bach, Edwards White Architects design an off-grid family escape that’s a big step up from camping.
Peter Shaw combines bold design moves with elements of Californian mid-century modern architecture in a home he built himself.
With relative simplicity, Spacecraft Architects turn a retreat for a single man into a family home on the Tūtūkākā Coast.
With an alternative approach and an intuitive ear, Rafe Maclean arrives at something unexpected in Wānaka.
Faced with a flat paddock and rolling views, Patchwork Architecture designs a sophisticated response.
Geoff Fletcher arranges two light-on-the-land whare on stilts down a vertiginous hillside in Aro Valley.
Pac Studio transcends planning strictures and a property bubble to create a sublime minor dwelling
Over nearly a decade, Rafe Maclean collaborates with a young family to design a home that's grown as their needs have changed.
To afford this magnificent piece of land, two architects built a small but incredibly hard-working house and studio in the mountains near Arrowtown.
Surprise! Spacecraft Architects create delight in a courtyard home on a compromised Wellington site.
A retreat in rural Katikati has wide views, a sense of containment – and a helluva lot of soul.
A new cabin by Cheshire Architects in a clifftop compound redefines luxury with raw materials and a simple composition.
Wanting to work closer to home, Shane Kingsbeer builds a new courtyard house behind his architecture studio on the fringes of downtown Gisborne.
Turning the typical suburban house upside down and inside out, David Stubbs creates an intriguing vertical home in Picton.
Richard Naish deals with storms and sea lions for the design of a robust crib in The Catlins.
Drawing on Scandinavian shingles and Japanese ski huts, a smart little holiday home in Wānaka causes a stir.
Using cross-laminated timber and a little chutzpah, Cecile Bonnifait and William Giesen overcome a site others might consider unbuildable.
RTA Studio demonstrates how great architecture transcends time with this elegant Wānaka guest lodging.
Natasha Markham deftly balances respect and renewal with this 1980s Ron Sang garage conversion.