Coastal Cool

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An imposing coastal home which captures the essence of retro 60's modernism, Northcott Residence in New Plymouth is an incredibly beautiful home. Designed by Tony Biesiek of Imagine Building Design, the home was constructed using cedar, concrete block and anodised aluminum and is located in the suburb of Stranden adjacent to New Plymouth's world famous Foreshore Walkway.

Who wouldn’t want to turn a grain silo into a home?

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An unassuming grain silo is stealing the limelight in the small semi-rural town of Little River. SiloStay, located just 50 minutes outside of Christchurch, is an eco-friendly, alternative accommodation for travellers looking to enjoy the trails and natural beauty of the local area.

Words by Rebecca Kinraid

On The Move

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Geoff Brown has big changes on the horizon. He has recently accepted the task of managing the new Tauranga office of Auckland-based Architecture firm Wingate + Farquhar. Making the decision to close his own small Whitianga practice, Geoff is moving to the Tauranga office for his love of commercial work and the pull of larger, exciting and more challenging projects.

Words by Rebecca Kinraid Photography by Anthony Turnham

The Lessons of Japanese Architecture

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In early April, ADNZ was privileged to host award winning Japanese architect, Professor Koh Kitayama, as he presented at seminars throughout New Zealand. Koh is a specialist designer of small, multi-use residential and commercial buildings. With more than 127 million people living in a country only slightly bigger than New Zealand the practice of small, multi-use design occurs mostly out of necessity in Japan. But Koh's visit comes at a time when debate is raging in New Zealand about how we can manage the increasing need for more adequate, cost effective, social housing and what this may look like.

Words by Rebecca Kinraid