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QBS Construction is creating a garage and media room under a two-storied bungalow by moving the house on the...
How is New Zealand harnessing its ‘local’ talents and materials to improve our homes and why is that...
Arranged around a series of micro-landscapes, our Project of the Month, Volcano House, is a courtyard home...
In the small Queensland town of Gympie, the reinvention of a retro building block has seen the style catch on across Australasia...
What do we need to do in New Zealand to ensure our cities live up to our ‘clean, green New Zealand’ image?
With environmental concerns at an all-time high, what are the implications of building ‘cheap and fast’...
Incorporating everything from barn-style sliding doors to intricately panelled folding doors is on trend for...
The process of designing a home is more fascinating if the homeowner has a special passion – an art...
Building a beautiful house on an island presents many challenges, which we discuss with Mark Dawson, whose...
Many companies are now bringing the feeling of home into their offices. Warmer, more intimate and friendly...
As New Zealanders eat out more and more, the country’s coolest eateries are increasingly influencing the...
In Aotearoa, iwi groups are having a greater role in how the direction of contemporary architecture is being...
The design is in the detail and detail is exactly where moulding experts Accumen Shapes operate. From the...
A good image is vital to communicating the design ideas, function and aesthetics of a project, whether it be a newly-completed house perched on a clifftop or a large, public building in the inner city. ArchiPro recently talked with architectural photographer Jason Mann about how he approaches this challenging yet creatively satisfying work...
While it may be getting colder and darker out there, autumn is the perfect season to escape the city for a getaway. Just in time for the Easter break, we round up three unique architectural destinations to head to this (or any) long weekend...
TOA Architects’ Nicholas (Nick) Dalton and Te Ari Prendergast are passionate about creating affordable,...
In New Zealand we have had a love affair with the beautiful yet often impractical villa since the 1880s, when a rapid rise in the urban population helped make them the favoured house design...
Architectural homes are sometimes accused of being too cool, calm and collected but the addition of beautiful crafted elements add character and ‘the personal touch’. We spoke with architect Michael O’Sullivan who crafts aspects of his designs with his own hands...
Friday, 8th March marks International Women’s Day 2019. In celebration of this day, ArchiPro editor Amelia Melbourne-Hayward talked to three talented women architects, who are all at different stages in their career, about some of their experiences working in architecture in New Zealand...
Recent changes in Auckland’s planning rules through the Auckland Unitary Plan mean that there is an exciting opportunity to create cleverly-designed, thoughtful communities that encourage interaction between neighbours, diversity of residents and an overwhelming sense of connection...
Patchwork Architecture is adept at designing small. In Wellington, where compact, steep sites abound, the studio has created some clever houses that work well within their tight site constraints...
Surya Fullerton was Patterson Associates’ project architect as well as the project manager on Sea Wall House, overseeing the process from start to finish. Justine Harvey spoke with him about what it took to create this complex, high-quality home and asks for some design and build advice...
It’s easy to see why people from across New Zealand are being enticed to move and live in Tauranga. It’s a desirable harbourside location with great beaches, good employment prospects and it offers the chance to live a more laidback lifestyle than some of our other large cities...
The advantage of buying New Zealand made is well understood across the architecture and construction industries. We spoke to Timaru Bluestone’s Renè Kempf to get the lowdown on the benefits of going local for stone...
New Zealand’s incredible coastlines are ideal for living and holidaying beside the sea. Designing for this environment also has its challenges: strong ocean breezes, the eroding capabilities of salt, rising sea levels and more.ArchiPro talked to Grant Neill of Pacific Environments NZ Ltd Architects about what to consider when building or buying your dream coastal home...
Across the globe, tiles have been the flooring of choice for centuries, but it was only 60 years ago when...
EMA Architecture is known for designing a range of black houses, from a holiday house set in the Waiheke bush...
When designing large scale residential buildings there’s a tendency towards monolithic grey boxes because apartments designed with the rental market in mind are often void of a personal touch...
If you look around our cities there are so many beautiful historic brick buildings - churches, and warehouses with a depth of charm and character that only brick, one of the world’s oldest building materials, can create...
Industrial design is no longer a subtle influence across residential buildings in New Zealand. Converted...
When buying a piece of land to build on, it’s important to remember there’s usually more to the story than what’s been advertised...When we say ‘location is everything’, we don’t mean access to schools and local amenities.Where you choose to build can also have a significant impact on the sustainability and long-term running costs of your home.Learn more from our interview with Don Jamieson of Don Jamieson Architecture...
We spoke with Brian of Neuchatel about the advantages of mastic asphalt waterproof membranes and why it’s such an effective solution for old buildings...When you renovate heritage listed buildings, the goal is always the same.You want to enhance the structure while replicating the original as much as possible. This, of course, creates a unique set of challenges for contractors on the job.Want to find out more? Read our interview with Brian Mohan of Neuchatel...
Recently, virtual reality, or VR has taken the world by storm, making its way into several key industries. The military uses VR to train pilots while fashion designers use it to create products. We use it at home to exercise, play and relax behind our personal headsets.VR has changed the way we learn, exercise, entertain ourselves and now - design our homes.We spoke to Patrick Wood of 3DAV about his new simulation, where VR, design and gaming come together to help Kiwis customise their homes.Sound like fun to you? Click the image below to find out more...
When New Zealand amended the Building Code to include cladding fixed on a cavity, the industry found itself with hundreds of projects that couldn’t get compliance...Rosenfeld Kidson has always been on the cutting edge of innovation in the timber industry and they’re at it again with new 3D-animated installation instructions for their Cedar weatherboard systems.  We spoke to Ray Hutton about the incredible tool that’s bridging understanding gaps for suppliers, builders, specifiers and architects alike...
The faꞔade of any building is the structure’s outermost protection - keeping the asset and its occupants safe. But not all faꞔades are created equal and some are more prone to thermal loss than others. We spoke with Mike Olds of Resene Construction Systems to uncover the benefits of externally insulated cladding and their complete system approach...
With 15,000 kilometres of diverse coastline, Kiwis are always finding new, innovative ways to build by the sea. Behind some of New Zealand’s most unique coastal architectural projects is Mitchell Stout Dodd, an Auckland-based firm directed by Julian Mitchell with partners Julie Stout and Rachel Dodd. We asked Julian to tell us a bit more about how life by the water affects the way we design and build our homes...
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