Top 5 Urbis Spaces

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<a href="http://urbismagazine.com/articles/the-new-curiosity-shoppe/" target="_blank"><u>Ponsonby House</u></a>: 'the curiosity shoppe'. Designed by architect John Irving, with the eclectic interior curated by owners Jade and Ben Hurst.

Ponsonby House: ‘the curiosity shoppe’. Designed by architect John Irving, with the eclectic interior curated by owners Jade and Ben Hurst. Image: Simon Devitt

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<a href="http://urbismagazine.com/articles/the-new-curiosity-shoppe/" target="_blank"><u>Ponsonby House</u></a>. Glass walls at the back of the house open up onto a pocket lawn and small pool.

Ponsonby House. Glass walls at the back of the house open up onto a pocket lawn and small pool. Image: Simon Devitt

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<a href="http://urbismagazine.com/articles/the-new-curiosity-shoppe/" target="_blank"><u>Ponsonby House</u></a>. The interior features a palette of black, white and touches of brass.

Ponsonby House. The interior features a palette of black, white and touches of brass. Image: Simon Devitt

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<a href="http://urbismagazine.com/articles/striking-it-rich/" target="_blank"><u>Sawmill House</u></a> by Archier Studio, Victoria, Australia. A highly functional, bespoke home that features pivoting partitions for privacy.

Sawmill House by Archier Studio, Victoria, Australia. A highly functional, bespoke home that features pivoting partitions for privacy. Image: Benjamin Hosking

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<a href="http://urbismagazine.com/articles/striking-it-rich/" target="_blank"><u>Sawmill House</u></a>. The award-winning house is cantilevered over a dam and pond which used to be an old goldmine.

Sawmill House. The award-winning house is cantilevered over a dam and pond which used to be an old goldmine. Image: Benjamin Hosking

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<a href="http://urbismagazine.com/articles/striking-it-rich/" target="_blank"><u>Sawmill House</u></a>. The use of brass sheets, timber and overscale blocks of concrete create an interesting palette of materials.

Sawmill House. The use of brass sheets, timber and overscale blocks of concrete create an interesting palette of materials. Image: Benjamin Hosking

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The 'less is more' <a href="http://urbismagazine.com/articles/on-the-waterfront/" target="_blank"><u>Copenhagen Houseboat</u></a>, designed by owners Laust Norgaard and Lisbeth Jull.

The ‘less is more’ Copenhagen Houseboat, designed by owners Laust Norgaard and Lisbeth Jull. Image: Anders Hviid

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<a href="http://urbismagazine.com/articles/on-the-waterfront/" target="_blank"><u>Copenhagen Houseboat</u></a>. Divided into 5 distinct spaces, the home is low maintenance yet extremely comfortable.

Copenhagen Houseboat. Divided into 5 distinct spaces, the home is low maintenance yet extremely comfortable. Image: Anders Hviid

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<a href="http://urbismagazine.com/articles/on-the-waterfront/" target="_blank"><u>Copenhagen Houseboat</u></a>. One of the aims of the home was to introduce as much natural light as possible, reflected from the surrounding water.

Copenhagen Houseboat. One of the aims of the home was to introduce as much natural light as possible, reflected from the surrounding water. Image: Anders Hviid

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<a href="http://urbismagazine.com/articles/sum-of-its-parts/" target="_blank"><u>Kew House</u></a>, London by Piercy & Company. The twin house-shaped Corten steel wings are linked by a fully glazed pavilion.

Kew House, London by Piercy & Company. The twin house-shaped Corten steel wings are linked by a fully glazed pavilion. Image: Jack Hobhouse

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<a href="http://urbismagazine.com/articles/sum-of-its-parts/" target="_blank"><u>Kew House</u></a>. The interior double-height courtyard manages to bring a touch of nature into this urban environment.

Kew House. The interior double-height courtyard manages to bring a touch of nature into this urban environment. Image: Jack Hobhouse

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<a href="http://urbismagazine.com/articles/sum-of-its-parts/" target="_blank"><u>Kew House</u></a>. An imaginative, experimental home that succeeds despite a multitude of site restrictions.

Kew House. An imaginative, experimental home that succeeds despite a multitude of site restrictions. Image: Jack Hobhouse

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<a href="http://urbismagazine.com/articles/victorian-redux/" target="_blank"><u>Victorian Villa</u></a>, Melbourne, by Matt Gibson Architects. This terrace home has been transformed and imbued with a sense of theatre.

Victorian Villa, Melbourne, by Matt Gibson Architects. This terrace home has been transformed and imbued with a sense of theatre. Image: Shannon McGrath

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<a href="http://urbismagazine.com/articles/victorian-redux/" target="_blank"><u>Victorian Villa</u></a>. The central courtyard introduces plenty of light and becomes a passage between old and new.

Victorian Villa. The central courtyard introduces plenty of light and becomes a passage between old and new. Image: Shannon McGrath

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<a href="http://urbismagazine.com/articles/victorian-redux/" target="_blank"><u>Victorian Villa</u></a>. Grey and raspberry accents bring vibrancy and interest to the painted white interior.

Victorian Villa. Grey and raspberry accents bring vibrancy and interest to the painted white interior. Image: Shannon McGrath

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Since the inception of ArchitectureNow’s sister website Urbismagazine.com in 2011, a multitude of creative and striking residential, retail and hospitality spaces both in New Zealand and overseas have been featured.

Here, we showcase five of the most viewed projects on the site from the past three years. Which one catches your eye?

Scroll through the slideshow above for more images, and follow the links to view the original Urbis article.

Ponsonby House. The interior features a palette of black, white and touches of brass. Image:  Simon Devitt
Sawmill House by Archier Studio, Victoria, Australia. A highly functional, bespoke home that features pivoting partitions for privacy. Image:  Benjamin Hosking
The ‘less is more’ Copenhagen Houseboat, designed by owners Laust Norgaard and Lisbeth Jull. Image:  Anders Hviid
Kew House, London by Piercy & Company. The twin house-shaped Corten steel wings are linked by a fully glazed pavilion. Image:  Jack Hobhouse
Victorian Villa, Melbourne, by Matt Gibson Architects. This terrace home has been transformed and imbued with a sense of theatre. Image:  Shannon McGrath

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