Sumner Love

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In Canterbury's seaside suburb of Sumner, lies a smart beach house combining the best of traditional summer home living with modern comforts, intelligent systems and contemporary design.

It is also the setting for a good old-fashioned love story.

Photography by Stephen Entwisle

Judging Week

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This week, judges arrived in Christchurch with the goal of finding the best architectural designs in the country.
Interestingly, the stand out category of this year’s awards seems to be small to medium homes.

Words by Astrid Andersen

Designer Profile

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Julie-Ann is a passionate designer with an affinity for renovations, in particular those gloriously challenging villas that have engrained themselves into the kiwi culture. No new comer, Julie-Ann has been in the architectural industry for 19 years. From Dunedin and a graduate of Otago Polytechnic, Julie-Ann started out as an architectural draughtsman in 1995, she then worked in several architectural practices before launching her company, design arc Limited in 2001.

This month, Defign spoke to Julie-Ann to get the inside word on her approach to architectural design...