Houses NZ, June 2016
June 2016 (Issue 40)
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Keep that fire burning
It’s doubtful that the addictive flash of the iPad swipe will ever come close to the flickering licks of a real fire.
The projects of this Wellington-based architecture studio draw on the different approaches of its French-Kiwi directors.
Designer profile: Kris Ericksen
Designer Kris Ericksen, the creative mind behind modular design system Plato, discusses the experimental interlocking product.
Existing traces: Baird House
A small, dark worker’s cottage in Island Bay has been turned into a spacious home that is perfect for entertaining.
Pop-up Gable House
On a lush section, backing onto one of Auckland’s volcanoes, a tangerine-coloured gabled form pops up over a bungalow.
Industrial past: Kingswood House
A former port building overlooking Lyttelton Harbour has been rebuilt and transformed into an industrial-style home.
Blurred lines: Arnold Street House
This unassuming bungalow by McCoy + Heine Architects was extensively renovated to suit an extended family.
Brick Lantern House
A humble renovation of a brick-and-tile house in Takapuna, now with a new addition that creates a useful internal courtyard.
The perfect match: Matai House
A close architect–client connection aided the transformation of this Wellington villa into an elegant and light-filled home.
Letterbox and lamp
Justine Harvey spoke with Gold Medal-winning architect Stuart Gardyne about one of his smallest-ever projects.
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