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Driftwood Home: Beachfront Haven by South Architects

FeaturedA modern, multi-level home with a sleek wooden exterior, expansive windows, and a wraparound deck.

Situated along the picturesque coastline of Christchurch, New Zealand, the Driftwood Home is a stunning architectural masterpiece designed by the acclaimed South Architects Limited. Inspired by the weathered beauty of driftwood, this two-level house seamlessly blends modern design with natural elements, creating a harmonious living experience. With a focus on first-floor living and breathtaking views of the water from nearly every room, the Driftwood Home is a testament to the designer’s exceptional skill and the clients’ vision for a long-term, accessible residence.

Concrete Copper Home: Sculptural Roof Design in NZ

FeaturedStunning modern home with unique copper-colored roofline and glass walls overlooking lush garden.

Designed by South Architects Limited in 2020, the Concrete Copper Home in Christchurch, New Zealand, showcases a stunning blend of natural materials. This suburban house, situated with a beautiful outlook towards a nearby stream, features a unique palette of concrete, copper, and timber.

The lineal concrete forms are strategically staggered across the site, allowing occupants to enjoy sun exposure throughout the day, while the sculptural roof ties the design together. The copper element rises from the ground at the entry, stretching over the living spaces to envelop the first-floor sleeping quarters, creating a captivating architectural statement.

Three Gables: Designing for Multi-Generational Luxury Living

Modern multi-level home with wooden exterior, expansive windows, and patio area.

Situated within the prestigious confines of a renowned golf resort in Christchurch, New Zealand, the captivating Three Gables residence showcases the exceptional design prowess of South Architects Limited. This privately commissioned house, completed in 2019, seamlessly blends its classical gable structures with thoughtfully crafted indoor-outdoor spaces, catering to the needs of a multi-generational family.

Ligar Bay Bach: A Modernist Treehouse Retreat

FeaturedLigar Bay Bach: A Modernist Treehouse Retreat

Ligar Bay Bach, a masterful creation by Young Architects, emerges from the verdant New Zealand jungle, a modernist treehouse that redefines the harmony between architecture and nature. Designed in 2022, this treehouse is not just a dwelling but a journey, with each pavilion ingeniously utilizing the steep, history-rich topography to offer breathtaking ocean vistas.

Young Architects were challenged to innovate, resulting in a structure where the raw elegance of concrete, timber, and steel doesn’t just form the building but defines its very essence. Celebrating local materials like low-carbon Golden Bay cement and plantation-grown timber, Ligar Bay Bach stands as an eco-conscious haven, minimizing its environmental footprint while maximizing thermal efficiency through passive cooling and intelligent design.

Lightly Weighted: An Urban Retreat in the Heart of Auckland

Lightly Weighted: An Urban Retreat in the Heart of Auckland

Immerse yourself in Lightly Weighted, a gem of infill housing nestled in the vibrant cityscape of Auckland, New Zealand. Conceived by Oli Booth Architecture, this urban retreat, spanning 85 square metres (915 square feet), showcases how compact spaces can be both privacy-oriented and light-imbued.

This oasis of calmness effortlessly juxtaposes with the bustling city, demonstrating that urban living need not sacrifice serenity.

Clark St: Harmonious Design Embracing Nature’s Beauty

Clark St: Harmonious Design Embracing Nature’s Beauty

The captivating Clark St House is a a contemporary gem nestled in the charming Christchurch, New Zealand. Designed by the renowned AW Architects, this remarkable residence was redesigned in 2015 to preserve a majestic maple tree and create a serene private courtyard.

Experience the seamless blend of new and recycled materials in this award-winning home that caters to modern living on a narrow Sumner section.

Ocean View Terrace House: Modern Marvel in Christchurch

Ocean View Terrace House: Modern Marvel in Christchurch

Discover the Ocean View Terrace House, a hidden gem nestled in the picturesque Sumner valley in Christchurch, New Zealand. Designed by AW Architects in 2019, this modern four-bedroom suburban apartment is perfectly balanced on exposed steel framing, offering breathtaking views of the valley and sea.

With its sloped ceilings and efficient use of space, this contemporary home boasts a limited color palette that creates an alluring contrast. Experience a sense of harmony and relaxation with carefully chosen materials such as oak flooring, quartzite, whitewashed birch ply joinery, leather, and linens. The heart of this terrace house is its inviting kitchen and dining area, where guests are warmly welcomed and entertained.

Enjoy seamless indoor-outdoor living as walls open up to extend the space to exterior decks during summer months.

Vineyard House: A Nature-Loving Family’s Dream Home

Vineyard House: A Nature-Loving Family’s Dream Home

Discover the Vineyard House, a warm modern single-story home designed by Arthouse Architects, nestled in the heart of Marlborough, New Zealand.

Known for its world-class wineries, this picturesque region sets the stage for a stunning and sustainable family abode that embraces breathtaking vineyard views and natural light.

Built in 2018, the Vineyard House showcases a seamless blend of indoor-outdoor living spaces, ensuring a comfortable and inviting retreat for its residents.