Season’s Greetings

It’s December and we’re all thinking “Is it already that time of year?”.

After an incredible 2015 and with interesting new projects on the horizon, we are stepping away from the studio for a quick spot of rest and regeneration. The practice will be closed for Christmas and the New Year from 24th December to 11th January. We wish everyone a great summer holiday and a safe start to 2016.

Tim – Director

United States Speaking Tour

                          New York – Spring Street                                           The High Line

Recently I visited North America on a speaking tour for the university that spanned both coasts and a wide array of architecture. Two of the places I visited on the East Coast couldn’t have been more different – New Hampshire and New York – they perfectly illustrated my lectures on ‘genius loci’ and the meaning and prevailing atmosphere of a place.

New Hampshire Gothic

Architectural Engineering

As Architect in Residence at University of Canterbury, the inaugural delivery of my Masters Course on Integrated Design has now been completed. It was a pleasure to teach a class of highly motivated engineering post-grads.

We were also lucky to have so many professionals involved, giving guest lectures and participating in one of the assignments.

The course is being repeated in the first semester 2016 with enrolments now open.

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Port Levy

Our client’s brief for a secluded rural cottage was simply to be off the grid and sustainable. From this we developed a design with a series of raised platforms, rooms and decks, perched above a wild ungrazed meadow.

The modular structure lends itself to prefabrication, and with the land situated on a large rural block positioned between two ridges on Banks Peninsula, should make for ease of delivery.

With final designs being polished, we’re looking forward to seeing this home built next year.

Taylors Mistake Home

With a concept to support simple and flexible living, the design for this house, perched on a ledge above Taylors Mistake Bay has evolved into a collection of elegant objects. These three vessels are grouped artfully together to create an afternoon courtyard that maximise beach views and sun. Construction will commence in early 2016.