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Hobsonville Point Early Learning Centre in Auckland, New Zealand by Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Friday, February 12th, 2016

Article source: Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Hobsonville Point has recently acquired a new Primary School, and selected the North Auckland Kindergarten Association (NAKA) to build, establish and operate an early childhood service on the site of the Primary School.

CASA were appointed to design the new centre for NAKA.

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

  • Architects: Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)
  • Project: Hobsonville Point Early Learning Centre
  • Location: Hobsonville Point, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Software used: ArchiCAD, Artlantis
  • Client: North Auckland Kindergarten Association
  • CASA Design Team: Phil Smith, Graham Collingridge, Evan Crighton
  • Structural Engineers: Sullivan Hall
  • Lighting consultant: Impact Lighting
  • Main contractor: Miro
  • Landscape contractor: Jill Rice
  • CASA Design Team: Phil Smith, Graham Collingridge, Evan Crighton
  • Gross external area: 450m²
  • Total cost: NZ $1.5 million
  • Completed: October 2015

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Island Complex in Paihia, New Zealand by Bossley Architects

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Article source: Bossley Architects

On an island in the Bay of Islands, four separate buildings discretely occupy an east-facing bay. The houses are light pavilions which promote the concept of ‘roof’ as the predominant element of shelter. The monopitch roofs float above and beyond the spaces, supported on exo-skeletal structures beautifully detailed in wood. Exterior walls are taut joinery frames, offering minimal interruption between inside and out. The boat shed is totally underground, to reduce visual built form in the bay, with the guesthouse above.

Image Courtesy © Bossley Architects

Image Courtesy © Patrick Reynolds

  • Architects: Bossley Architects
  • Project: Island Complex
  • Location: Paihia, New Zealand
  • Photography: Patrick Reynolds 
  • Awards:
    • NZIA Regional Award 2000
    • Tasman Small Practice Award 1999
    • NZIA Northern Regional Award for Architecture 1999
    • NZ Home and Building/Citroen ‘Home of the Year’ 1998
    • NZIA Branch Award for Architecture 1998
    • NZIA 10 Best Buildings Award 1997

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Eyrie vacation homes in Kaiwaka, New Zealand by Cheshire Architects

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Article source: Cheshire Architects 

Eyrie comprises two houses near Kaiwaka. Each is barely larger than four sheets of plywood. They are made from wood, are off-grid and autonomous, their outsides burnt black. This project is part polemic, part escape. Holiday homes have become this country’s decadence. Our sub-prime estuarine site permitted a 1500m² palace. It forbade two 29m² cabins. At night we talked excitedly about Malevich’s Suprematism; in the morning we got up and wrote legal submissions on visual density and the attrition of driveways. We wanted a different vision for New Zealand’s coastal future. In these houses a history of prismatic abstraction is conflated with a poetic of small boats bobbing in a sea of grass. There are no doors. One climbs up boulders and in through a window instead. We hoped that in subverting the shorthand language of building these little constructions might feel like something other than – and more than – houses.

Image Courtesy © Cheshire Architects

Image Courtesy © Cheshire Architects

  • Architects: Cheshire Architects
  • Project: Eyrie vacation homes
  • Location: Kaiwaka, New Zealand

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offSET Shed House in New Zealand by Irving Smith Jack Architects

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Article source: Irving Smith Jack Architects

From a context of accrued simple shed-esk dwellings in an isolated and south facing New Zealand coastal surf community, a strategy of sequencing building ‘sets’ (aka surf) was generated to scale new form to its surrounds. New ‘shed’ sets are then offset to allow seasonal living, circulation, and privacy options and for variations in wind and sun exposure.

Image Courtesy © Irving Smith Jack Architects

Image Courtesy © Irving Smith Jack Architects

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Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand by Patterson Architects Associates

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Article source: Patterson Architects Associates

The new Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand, designed by
Patterson Architects Associates, opens as a combined art museum with the Govett-Brewster
Art Gallery on 25 July, 2015.

Image Courtesy © Patterson Architects Associates

Image Courtesy © Patterson Architects Associates

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LONGBUSH ECOSANCTUARY WELCOME SHELTER in Gisborne, New Zealand by SAROSH MULLA DESIGN

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Article source: SAROSH MULLA DESIGN

The LongbushEcosanctuary Welcome Shelter is an innovative environmental education space designed, constructed and operated by a group of passionate volunteers, with the support of local businesses and charitable organisations.

Image Courtesy © Simon Devitt

Image Courtesy © Simon Devitt

  • Architects: SAROSH MULLA DESIGN
  • Project: LONGBUSH ECOSANCTUARY WELCOME SHELTER 
  • Location: Gisborne, New Zealand
  • Photography: Simon Devitt, Sarah Keys, SaroshMulla& Patrick Loo
  • Software used: Rhino and Revit
  • Designer: SaroshMulla for SaroshMulla Design
  • Project Team: 88 Community volunteers and 88 sponsors
  • Client: Longbush Ecological Trust
  • Dimensions: 12m long x 12m wide x 6m high
  • Area: 150m2
  • Construction Period: October 2013 – December 2014
  • Project Year: 2015

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Kahurangi School in Wellington, New Zealand by Stephenson&Turner

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Article source: Stephenson&Turner

Kahurangi School is the latest new school in the Wellington region. Kahurangi School, meaning “prized” or “precious” opened in September 2013, merging two existing schools, Strathmore Community School and Miramar South School. The design creates a new beginning, with buildings that provide a strong sense of its identity, reflecting the rich cultural diversity of its community and with Pasifika/Maori in particular.

Image Courtesy © Stephenson&Turner

Image Courtesy © Stephenson&Turner

  • Architects: Stephenson&Turner
  • Project: Kahurangi School
  • Location: Wellington, New Zealand
  • Software used: Revit

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KERERU PARK CAMPUS ADMINISTRATION & LIBRARY BUILDING in Auckland, New Zealand By Stephenson & Turner

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Article source: Stephenson & Turner

HEADLINE: From a previously unseen building to a fun, colourful and vibrant part of the community.

S&T has worked with the staff and key stakeholders at Kereru Park Campus in South Auckland to give their school a fresh presence from the street with a new administration and library building. The previous buildings were hidden; almost unseen from the road and plagued by weather tightness issues.

Image Courtesy © Stephenson & Turner

Image Courtesy © Stephenson & Turner

  • Architects: Stephenson & Turner
  • Project: KERERU PARK CAMPUS ADMINISTRATION & LIBRARY BUILDING
  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Software used: The initial design was done in Sketch Up 6/7 and the project developed & documented in Revit 2013.

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Olive Grove House in South Island, New Zealand by Team Green Architects

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Article source: Team Green Architects 

This small single level energy efficient house is located near the end of the Kawarau Gorge, in Central Otago, in wine country.

Orgainised in a linear fashion the three bedrooms are accessed from the rear of the open kitchen and living area. Each bedroom has private views of the quiet countryside.

Image Courtesy © Sam Hartnett

Image Courtesy © Sam Hartnett

  • Architects: Team Green Architects 
  • Project: Olive Grove House
  • Location: Cromwell, South Island, New Zealand
  • Photography: Sam Hartnett
  • Software used: ArchiCad
  • Architects in Charge: Sian Taylor and Mark Read
  • Site Area: 20009m/sq
  • Area: 156m/sq
  • Year: 2014

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WAIATARUA HOUSE in AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND by Monk Mackenzie

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Article source: Monk Mackenzie

The brief was for a new house on a challenging, steep site in a bush clad creek gully. One of the design challenges was to insert a bold intervention into a sensitive bush reserve whilst still maintaining a sense of modesty and poetic.

The house was designed for a couple in their mid-sixties who had always wanted a house surrounded by nature though not far removed from city life – a place or respite from the speed of city life.

Image Courtesy © Mark Smith

Image Courtesy © Mark Smith

  • Architects: Monk Mackenzie
  • Project: WAIATARUA HOUSE
  • Location: AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
  • Photography: Mark Smith
  • DESIGN TEAM: Hamish Monk
  • COMPLETED: 2013
  • CONTRACTOR: McGillivray Builders
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Blueprint Consulting Engineers
  • GEOTECHNICAL CONSULTANT: Engineering Design Consultants

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