Inspirational residential architecture from New Zealand.
A nod to local materials, architect Richard Shackleton has used schist to clad the chimney.
A Mondrian-style window overlooks the west-facing deck, breaking up the verticality of the cedar cladding and admitting an abundance of natural light into the home.
By keeping this house long and low, architect Glenn Brebner has maximised the north-facing site.
On the southern side of the house gaboon plywood was used on the ceiling, on the northern side a lighter, painted finish has been employed.
Western red cedar contrasts with the black Hardiflex panels, bringing a natural warmth to the scheme.
The layered, multifacted configuration of this house by architect Anna-Marie Chin forms a distinct silhouette.
A quiet nook encourages quiet contemplation of the trees and water. The kitchen cabinetry was made from an oak tree felled on the site.
A juxtaposition of materials, coupled with bold lines, produces a visually arresting family home by Architecture Smith + Scully.
The architect devised a series of elevated timber boardwalks to provide access around the perimeter of the house without impeding the overland flow path that runs across the property.
Skylights and carefully positioned windows admit natural light while ensuring a high level of privacy from neighbours.
A large window marks the link between the villa and the addition. The ceiling height in the addition has been lowered to reflect the standard ceiling height in a modern house.
This house, by Daniel Marshall Architects, has been designed as two pavilions linked by a bridge over a cascading water feature.
Ample glazing, coupled with voids in the roof plane, allows for natural light and solar gain. Infrared panels in the ceiling are an unobtrusive mechanical heating device.
The west-facing facade of this house by Richard E Shackleton Architects features a deep overhang to mitigate solar gain during the hot Otago summers.
Sliding glazed panels sit flush within the wall, creating a 9m-wide opening between the open-plan living area and the outdoor living space.
Clad in copper, this house both absorbs and reflects the light, merging almost seamlessly with its surroundings.