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.
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.
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.
Experience the beauty of the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand with the BIV Punakaiki retreat. This modern cabin, designed by Fabric and completed in 2022, draws inspiration from the historic gold miners huts of the area.
The cabin is built using mass timber construction in the form of cross laminated timber (CLT) for its prefabricated off site construction, thermal performance and negative embodied carbon. The open plan layout, large windows, and minimal facilities allow for an all-encompassing experience of simple living while still remaining comfortable and memorable.
Located in Auckland, New Zealand, Judges Bay House is a two-story contemporary residence designed by Michael Fisher for special clients. This compact yet resourceful property has the feel of a much larger home, with ample spaces to entertain, a pool, double garaging, well-sized bedrooms, and additional unique features.
With custom sourced stone from Europe and natural, timeless finishes, the home flows from the kitchen and family room out to the terrace overlooking the Waitemata Harbour, with a spiral staircase leading to a rooftop outdoor entertaining area with a fireplace and hot tub.
Introducing Cass Bay House, a stunning bayfront house situated in Cass Bay, Lyttelton, New Zealand. Designed by MC Architecture Studio, this house has been redesigned and extended in 2022.
As you enter the property, you will be greeted with three distinct volumes—a soft vertical timber-lined box with a hidden garage door, a hard tiled roof and wall, and a sculptural Corten steel portal. Passing through the portal, you are welcomed to a clean, pure, and unoccupied gallery space.
Descending into the house, you will find a series of living spaces terraced with the contours of the site, all with captivating views over the waters of Cass Bay. This space has a strong connection to the outdoor living decks which also terrace with the land, containing intimate living, dining, cooking, and bar leaner areas.