Designing for Multigenerational Living: Tips for Creating Functional Spaces

In recent years, multigenerational living has seen a resurgence as families seek to foster stronger bonds, share resources, and provide support for ageing relatives. Whether it’s adult children returning home, grandparents moving in, or a combination of generations under one roof, designing spaces that accommodate diverse needs is essential for harmony and functionality. In this […]

Architectural Trends to Watch in 2024 — Shaping the Future of Design

As we step into 2024, the architectural landscape continues to evolve with new technologies, changing demographics, and growing environmental concerns. From sustainable designs to futuristic concepts, here are some architectural trends shaping the industry this year: Sustainability remains a key focus in architectural design, with an increasing emphasis on eco-friendly materials, energy-efficient systems, and passive […]

Terrace Housing vs Traditional Kiwi Living

Depicts terrace housing

Increasingly, there has been an abundance of terrace housing in New Zealand, in order to address the national housing crisis. Terrace housing is often viewed as an effective housing solution to combat this crisis, particularly in the social housing domain. However, the lifestyle that comes with terrace housing is extremely different to the traditional ways […]

The Renaissance of Art Deco

Art Deco (Décoratifs) homes have been experiencing a large resurgence in popularity as of late. Originating in 1925 from the Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes in France, these homes were in peak popularity from the 1920’s and 1930’s, echoing the energy of The Great Gatsby. New and evolving projects, interior spaces and […]

Pavilion Living

Pavilion-style home

Pavilion-style homes incorporate flares of contemporary living with bespoke mid-century designs. These homes are perfect for the climatic conditions of New Zealand as well as the lifestyle that many Kiwis tend to live. Pavilion-style homes have grown recently prominent ever since they were first seen in the 1920’s-1930’s. Essentially, these homes are box-shaped with a […]

Diversity in the Building Industry

As in any industry, diversity in building is not only essential, but paramount. People are the foundation of any business. Therefore, having representation that showcases a variety of differing views, opinions, perspectives, backgrounds and experiences can help with company culture, which is further reflected in bespoke building work and better client relationships. Having a diverse […]

Re-cladding your home – the benefits and all you need to know

Cladding is the process where material is applied over other material to provider another layer. Often, cladding covers other materials such as insulation and concrete. Essentially, cladding provides a degree of thermal insulation, weather resistance and an aesthetically pleasing appearance to homes. It is a fundamental component to the building process. Cladding can be composed […]

Retractable Roofing – The Open Roof Louvre

Unequivocally, living in New Zealand means kiwis are constantly met with unpredictable and unforeseen weather. In the middle of a scorching summer, it can be impossible to endure the heat and sunlight in your backyard. In winter, rainfall, wind and a lack of shelter make it all the more undelightful to spend any time outside. […]

The Rise of Tiny Homes

ECONOMICALLY SUSTAINABLE. SOCIALLY SUSTAINABLE. ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE. The rise of tiny homes in Aotearoa New Zealand accelerated through the COVID-19 world pandemic. For some New Zealanders, lockdown altered mentalities, returning to a pre-industrialisation mindset where happiness and homeliness are achieved purposefully.  SO WHY DO PEOPLE WANT TINY HOMES?  Tiny homes are at the epicentre of pop […]

Landscaping: Indoor Outdoor Flow

The utmost easily identifiable aspect of a Kiwi home is having a space that encourages indoor-outdoor flow. It represents the Summer-loving nature of the Kiwi spirit – where New Zealanders want a home that feels connected from the interior to the exterior. Picture walking straight from your kitchen, through your lounge and dining and onto […]