Entries by Tim Nees

Sir Ath’s Memorial

Sir Ian Athfield’s passing was remembered in January by staff and ex-staff up at the house/office at Amritsar St, Wellington. Through ingenious architectural engineering, the space capsule version of the top of Ath’s tower was manoeuvred into place halfway down the hill. Zac eulogised. We sang songs. It was great.

Private Cellar and Cinema

Here’s one from our archives. A private entertainment facility on the outskirts of Martinborough, built in 2006. Featuring a cellar with recycled brick vaults and a cinema with leather wall panels, contrasted against a plastered interior with recycled timber posts and beams. The exterior is concrete blockwork construction with stone cladding. Thanks to Justin Wright and Earl Rutherford […]

Seeking New Projects for 2016

  Are you considering a new commercial or residential build in 2016? Our studio collaborates with clients who prefer engaging architecture that enriches cultural and physical space and enhances people’s lives. We have worked on solutions from small baches and cribs to multi-housing and large business projects. Referrals would be greatly appreciated so please spread the word or contact […]

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 […]

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 […]