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Cliff House in Auckland, New Zealand by Leuschke Kahn Architects Limited

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Article source: Leuschke Kahn Architects Limited

The design of this home was a direct response to its site, being south facing and on a steep bluff overlooking Hobson Bay, a city fringe suburb of Auckland, New Zealand. “It had great views back to the city, and my client asked to be able to stand in her kitchen and see the Sky Tower,” says architect, Paul Leuschke. The issue was there was no building platform.

“It was a delicate exercise in making the most of a not-so-favourable site facing the wrong way [for the sun] and on a cliff, plus achieving a degree of separation from its neighbours.” says the architect.

Image Courtesy © Sophie Leuschke

  • Architects: Leuschke Kahn Architects Limited
  • Project: Cliff House
  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Photography: Sophie Leuschke
  • Built Area: 409sqm over three floors
  • Completed: June 2015


E-Type House in Auckland, New Zealand by RTA Studio

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Article source: RTA Studio

This is a house for a family of five in the inner city suburb of Grey Lynn, Auckland. The empty site was purchased on the edge of Grey Lynn Park steeply rising from the street in an east-west direction leaving the long boundaries with north and south aspects. The brief was for a family house to span the evolution of the family from infancy to teenage years.

Image Courtesy © RTA Studio

  • Architects: RTA Studio
  • Project: E-Type House
  • Location: Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand


Okura House in Auckland, New Zealand by Bossley Architects

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Article source: Bossley Architects

Designed for a sensitive ridge in rolling countryside, this house was depressed three metres into the existing ridgeline to minimise impact on the sea views from the neighbouring sites.

Image Courtesy © Ewen Cafe

  • Architects: Bossley Architects
  • Project: Okura House
  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Photography: Ewen Cafe
  • Software used: Vectorworks


Castle Rock Beach House in Auckland, New Zealand by Herbst Architects

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Article source: Herbst Architects

The site has 2 special features, a crescent shaped beach that it overlooks and a craggy mountain peak that overlooks it. The water view is south and the mountain view is north.

Image Courtesy © Patrick Reynolds

  • Architects: Herbst Architects
  • Project: Castle Rock Beach House
  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Photography: Patrick Reynolds
  • Contractor: Lindesay Construction


Parihoa in Auckland, New Zealand by Patterson Associates

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Article source: Patterson Associates 

The ancient architype of The Castle as an Outpost or Fort is rarely articulated in the modern world. This New Zealand farmhouse project explores this typology by being both commanding and defensive in one form.

Image Courtesy © Simon Devitt

Image Courtesy © Simon Devitt

  • Architects: Patterson Associates
  • Project: Parihoa
  • Location: Muriwai, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Photography: Simon Devitt and Jean Luc
  • Client: Mr & Mrs M & A Storey
  • Design Director: Andrew Patterson
  • Project Architect: Andrew Mitchell
  • Team: Andrew Patterson, Andrew Mitchell, Luke Douglas, Grant Scurr
  • Builder: Ross Seward Builders
  • Electrical: Craig Scobie Electrical
  • Engineer: Chris Groev, CPG New Zealand
  • Site Area: 240 hectares
  • Total Floor Area: 472m2
  • Start Date: 2003
  • Completion Date: 2009


Local Rock Summer Residence in Auckland, New Zealand by Patterson Associates

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Article source: Patterson Associates 

Patterson Associates have created this Summer residence on Waiheke Island. A place famous for fine vineyards with illustrious names such as Cable Bay, ManOWar and Passage Rock.

This home is located on a steep coastal escarpment above a tree fringed white sand beach on its northern coast.

Image Courtesy © Simon Devitt

Image Courtesy © Simon Devitt

  • Architects: Patterson Associates
  • Project: Local Rock Summer Residence
  • Location: Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Photography: Simon Devitt
  • Design Director: Andrew Patterson, Pattersons
  • Project Manager: Peter Scott
  • Team: Davor Popadich, Shane Taylor, Andrew Patterson
  • Builder: Peter Davidson, Davidson Construction Ltd
  • Electrical: Calman & Absolute Sound
  • Total Floor Area: 395.5 m2
  • Site Area: 953m2 approx
  • Start Date: 2003
  • Completion Date: 2010


Boatsheds in Auckland, New Zealand by Strachan Group Architects (SGA Ltd.)

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Article source: Strachan Group Architects (SGA Ltd.)

On a constrained, compact urban site, a stones throw from Takapuna Beach, the three- stepped gables of these black ‘boatsheds’ appropriately reference our boating and beach culture. The sliding forms reveal a solution beyond the standard connotations of a home, a bespoke incubator for the clients’ lifestyle.

Image Courtesy © Patrick Reynolds

Image Courtesy © Patrick Reynolds


  • Architects: Strachan Group Architects (SGA Ltd.) with Rachael Rush
  • Project: Boatsheds
  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Photography: Patrick Reynolds
  • Design team: Dave Strachan, Pat de Pont, Jessica Knight with Rachael Rush
  • Builder: Gary Bonham, Bonham Builders and Management


Rothesay Bay House in Auckland, New Zealand by Creative Arch Ltd

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Article source: Creative Arch Ltd

This project involved undertaking alterations to an existing family home on the cliff top edge of Rothesay bay, Auckland. The brief included taking advantage of the coastal sea views, providing a modern four bedroom home with separate lounge attached to the master bedroom. The home has been designed around the existing garage and footprint of the existing ground floor, recycling as much of the existing slab and groundwork structures. A combination of cedar shiplap vertical and horizontal, metal cladding and plaster have been used combined with low lying roofs help to break up the buildings form. Working with the existing parameters and layered approach, has resulted in a modern home that rests comfortably between neighbouring high and low properties on a cliff top site.

Image Courtesy © Andy Chui

Image Courtesy © Andy Chui


  • Architects: Creative Arch Ltd (Mark Mcleay & Daniel Eiem)
  • Project: Rothesay Bay House
  • Location: Rothesay Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Photography: Andy Chui
  • Software used: Archicad 19
  • Engineer: Brian Jones Engineers
  • Interior Designer: Yellow Fox / Creative Arch
  • Landscape Designer: Patrick Corfe
  • Landscaper: Mat Rush- Good Mates Gardening


Under Pohutukawa Beach House in Auckland, New Zealand by HERBSTARCHITECTS

Friday, July 1st, 2016


The Pohutukawa is New Zealand’s national tree, it is known as the NZ Christmas tree as it flowers bright red is summer. Pohutukawas are protected under local authority regulations.

The site with which we were presented was extremely challenging in that it was 90% covered in mature pohutukawa trees, the site being a part of a continuous belt of forest that edges the road along the beach front.



  • Project: Under Pohutukawa Beach House
  • Location: Pohutukawa Pl, Ellerslie, Auckland 1051, New Zealand


The Crossing in Auckland, New Zealand by Studio2 Architects

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Article source: Studio2 Architects

The Crossing is a private home built on the original cattle tablelands overlooking Pakiri Beach.

The house fuses together a limited material palette of concrete, blue steel, and oiled cedar into a bold and incredibly dynamic space, allowing the owner (a professional writer) genuine flexibility to entertain, while acknowledging the need for the relative solitude of a working studio space.

Image Courtesy © Simon Devitt

Image Courtesy © Simon Devitt

  • Architects: Studio2 Architects
  • Project: The Crossing
  • Location: Pakiri, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Photography: Simon Devitt
  • Project team: Paul Clarke, Brett Gerrard
  • Floor Area:

    • Ground: 130.40 m2
    • Mezzanine: 17.30 m2
  • Completion date: 2014


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