New Zealand

A modern shelter in the dramatic mountainous landscape of New Zealand

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This compact modern shelter designed by Anna-Marie Chin Architects features a backdrop of rugged mountains near Queenstown, New Zealand. Encompassing 1,679 square feet (156 square meters) of living space, this masterfully designed home meets the owner’s needs and relatively modest budget while challenging the design rules and constraints of an upmarket residential estate.  Spatially and formally rich, […]

A New Zealand backcountry hut with amazing indoor / outdoor living

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LTD Architectural Design Studio is responsible for the design of this small backcountry hut located on secluded a bush-clad site in Puhoi, New Zealand. Aiming at simplicity, the structure consists of a single volume for living/cooking/ eating and a lean-to annex housing the lower floor service/sleeping areas. The spaces are open and shared as opposed to […]

Amazing gable cabin retreat boasts indoor-outdoor living in New Zealand

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CAAHT Studio Architects created this vacation retreat consisting of two simple gable cabin forms, located in Matarangi, a small modern tourist town on the Coromandel Peninsula of New Zealand. The cabin is nestled within an existing clearing amongst the pine trees, near the beach to provide various degrees of shelter. Two gabled structures are connected by a central […]

New Zealand home offers absolute serenity with a breathtaking outlook

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This magnificent contemporary lake house is designed by Mason and Wales Architects, located in Queenstown, New Zealand. Sited to be in harmony with its surroundings, this dwelling features living spaces that frame stunning views of Lake Wakatipu while private, inward-focused spaces are set back into the site. Although this impressive New Zealand home offers 11,560 […]

New Zealand beach house covered by a canopy of pohutukawa trees

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This amazing contemporary beach house surrounded by pohutukawa trees was designed by Herbst Architects, located in Piha, a seaside village west of Auckland, on New Zealand’s North Island. The pohutukawa trees carry a great symbolic significance to the region, therefore they are protected by the local authorities. This presented a challenge to the architects, to build on the […]

Waiheke Island beach house showcases magnificent coastal vistas

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This stunning modern beach house was designed by Christian Anderson Architects, located on the headland in Owhanake Bay on Waiheke Island, New Zealand. Waiheke is a haven of beautiful vineyards, olive groves and beaches, all just a 35-minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland. This beach dwelling showcases sweeping views over a gulf landscape of rugged coastal hills and marine […]

Modern beach house in New Zealand embraces its ocean vistas

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Nestled on top of a ridge, this impressive modern beach house was designed by Bossley Architects, located in Gisborne, New Zealand. This single-story home offers amazing panoramic views from Poverty Bay right around to Tatapouri Point. The home was carefully integrated into the hillside, stepping down as it reaches the edge of the ridge. It extends out towards […]

Modern stone and glass mountain retreat in New Zealand

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A small stone and glass dwelling designed by Fearon Hay Architects is nestled high on a mountain next to Lake Wakatipu on the South Island of New Zealand. Providing an all-season retreat for a young family, the box-like shelter melds into its landscape, clad with locally sourced schist stone. Entryway into the home is accessed from above, […]

Romantic seaside cottage for honeymooners in New Zealand

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This romantic seaside cottage was designed by Pattersons Associates Architects, located on the Banks Peninsula, on the South Island of New Zealand. Nestled in a rock escarpment, the the three room shelter was created as a honeymoon retreat for paying guests. The interiors are comprised of a lobby, living and sleeping quarters an a bathroom. […]

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