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Kumutoto Toilets in Wellington, New Zealand by Studio Pacific Architecture

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Article source: Studio Pacific Architecture

These public toilets are located at the Synergy Plaza in the Kumutoto Precinct, situated at the northern-most end of Wellington’s waterfront. As well as taking into account practical considerations such as security, hygiene and vandalism, the brief was to create a structure with a sculptural form, something iconic, highly visible and unusual that was also well integrated into the visual and historical context of the surrounding precinct.

Image Courtesy Studio Pacific Architecture

  • Architects: Studio Pacific Architecture
  • Project: Kumutoto Toilets
  • Location: Wellington, New Zealand
  • Project team: Stephen McDougall, Bret Thurston, Guy Marriage, Peter Mitchell
  • Client: Wellington Waterfront Ltd
  • Size: 26.5m2
  • Completion: September 2011
  • Materials: Concrete, steel
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

Stairway Cinema in Auckland, New Zealand by Oh.No.Sumo

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Article source: Oh.No.Sumo

Stairway Cinema is the third installation by OH.NO.SUMO.

Our ongoing goal is to experiment with architecture and the way it can engage with the public in unique and exciting ways. This project takes inspiration from the site and its inhabitants. The site is the busy pedestrian intersection of two inner city streets in Auckland, New Zealand. It is located between two universities and is a place of ‘unconsidered waiting’. Bus stops and laundromats create a dispersed hard-scape that results in numerous instances of poor quality waiting, while simultaneously failing to provide quality space for social interaction. Members of the public retreat individually into the media offered on their mobile phones. This in turn results in greater separation and dislocation from an existing community that is waiting to be activated. A community must be linked not only virtually but also physically.

Image Courtesy Simon Devitt

  • Architects: Oh.No.Sumo
  • Project: Stairway Cinema
  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Project Team: Patrick Loo, Sarosh Mulla, James Pearce & Katherine O’Shaughnessy
  • Client: St Paul St Gallery
  • Project Year: April 2012
  • Software used: Revit 2012 to model and  document the design


BOX – Peka Peka in Wellington, New Zealand by BOX Living

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Article source: BOX Living

BOX Living ( built this beach house in Wellington using their post and beam construction system. The system uses engineered timber posts and beams with stainless steel cross-braces.

The BOX building system is inspired by the Case Study House program which used steel to create simple, elegant forms, open spans and large areas of glazing.

BOX - Peka Peka

  • Architects: BOX Living
  • Project: Peka Peka
  • Location: Wellington, New Zealand
  • Architect Design: Dan Heyworth


Brown Vujcich House in Herne Bay, New Zealand by Bossley Architects

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Article source: Bossley Architects

This house is located on a narrow urban site in the heart of Herne Bay. Tight site controls and a sloping site resulted in a long narrow building form that steps down the slope of the site.

Exterior View

  • Architect: Bossley Architects
  • Name of Project: Brown Vujcich House
  • Location: Herne Bay, New Zealand
  • Software used: Vectorworks


Voyager NZ Maritime Museum in Auckland, New Zealand by Pete Bossley

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Article source: Bossley Architects

This extension to the NZ Maritime Museum is designed to house an exhibition of New Zealand yachting, from early small boats through to NZL32, which first won the America’s Cup for this country. NZL32 was gifted to Te Papa, and is now exhibited as a collaboration between Voyager and Te Papa.

  • Architects: Pete Bossley
  • Project: Voyager NZ Maritime Museum
  • Location: New Zealand
  • Company: Bossley Architects
  • Software used: Vectorworks

Image Courtesy Bossley Architects


Coromandel Bach in New Zealand by Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Article source: Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects

The house was conceived as a container sitting lightly on the land for habitation or the dream of habitation. The intention was to reinterpret the New Zealand building tradition – the crafting of wood – the expression of structure, cladding, lining and joinery in a raw and unique way. The construction is reminiscent of the \”trip\” or \”rafter\” dams common in the Coromandel region at the turn of last century. Heavy vertical structural members supporting horizontal boarding. The unadorned natural timber, a sustainable and renewable resource, provides a connection to nature and the natural.

Night View (Images Courtesy Patrick Reynolds)

  • Architect: Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects
  • Name of Project: Coromandel Bach
  • Location: Coromandel, New Zealand
  • Photographs: Patrick Reynolds
  • Software used: Designed it by hand and drew up the construction documents in Vectorworks.


Lynch Street House in Auckland, New Zealand by Dorrington Architects & Associates

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

Article source: Dorrington Architects & Associates

The original 1970’s bungalow on this site had little to recommend it aside from extensive upper harbour views and adjacent sea views from the second floor. The clients were determined to maintain these views, along with the “beach-side” feel of this unique site.


Outdoor room of the boatshed (Images Courtesy Emma-Jane Hetherington)

  • Architect: Dorrington Architects & Associates
  • Name of Project: Lynch Street House
  • Location: Pt Chevalier, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Completed: 2010
  • Site: 1,088m2
  • Area: 228m2
  • Photography: Emma-Jane Hetherington


Rutherford House in Oruatua, New Zealand by Dorrington Architects & Associates

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Article source: Dorrington Architects & Associates

Boxes form the basis of this intriguing modern holiday house…. bold forms and stark lines create an overall effect, which is solid without being monumental. Glass curtain walls create opportunities to bring the outdoors in and to incorporate internal building elements into the geometry of the structure.
(Judges comment, NZIA awards).


North exterior by night (Images Courtesy Emma-Jane Hetherington)

  • Architect: Dorrington Architects & Associates
  • Name of Project: Rutherford House
  • Location: Taupo Tauranga, Oruatua, New Zealand
  • Completed: 2009
  • Area: 277m2
  • Photography: Emma-Jane Hetherington
  • Awards: NZIA Local Award for Residential Architecture 2009; NZIA National Award finalist for Residential Architecture 2010; Published in 21st Century Houses – 150 of the World’s Best


Nihinihi Avenue in Raglan, New Zealand by Dorrington Architects & Associates

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Article source: Dorrington Architects & Associates

Located to capture views over the river estuary and distant harbor entrance, this modern holiday home is a composition of separate forms – two black-stained timber boxes that overhang a concrete plinth. Full of surprises, the house transforms effortlessly from cozy individual spaces to open plan when required. A covered deck opening from the living space provides another intimate space within the whole.
(Judges comment, NZIA awards)


Exterior View (Images Courtesy Emma-Jane Hetherington)

  • Architect: Dorrington Architects & Associates
  • Name of Project: Nihinihi Avenue
  • Location: Raglan, New Zealand
  • Completed: 2009
  • Area: 279m2 + 62m2 decks
  • Photography: Emma-Jane Hetherington
  • Award: NZIA Local Award for Residential Architecture 2010


Coopers Beach House in Far North, New Zealand by Dorrington Architects & Associates

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Article source: Tim Dorrington Architects

This beach house has an overall feeling of simple restraint. Modest materials used in deceptively simple ways manipulate site, space and light to organise the “bach” in a straightforward, playful and inventive way. The surprise placement of circulation along the perimeter appears to have been the key move in unlocking the architectural solution.
(Judges comment, NZIA awards)

Exterior view

  • Architects: Dorrington Architects & Associates
  • Project: Coopers Beach House
  • Location: Far North, New Zealand
  • Architect Design: Emma-Jane Hetherington
  • Area: 277m2
  • Photography: Emma-Jane Hetherington


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