Clean lines

This dramatic master ensuite sets the tone for the rest of the master suite, and from the minute you walk in, it delivers real wow factor with many memorable elements. Through dramatic lighting, the designer has created a space that highlights the tile texture in a sophisticated and outstanding way. The creative mirror detailing is stunning and just adds to this accomplished and truly unique bathroom design.

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Chef’s delight

This alpine kitchen in Lake Hayes is a fusion of oriental and commercial chic, with clean, straight lines, natural materials and earthy tones. The kitchen features two islands. At one end of the chef’s island is a cantilevered teppanyaki grill mounted in Ceasarstone.

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Why Superhomes work

Quality architectural design goes hand in hand with energy efficient, environmentally sound Superhomes. The Superhome Movement strives to normalise building well beyond the current code minimum standards that are 20 years out of date and not fit for purpose.

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Living pretty

The creative genius of Canterbury’s leading designers was celebrated in August at the Canterbury/Westland Regional ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Awards. Every year the ADNZ awards celebrate innovative, sustainable and exceptionally designed projects from around New Zealand. This year 22 awards were given to 13 designers from the Canterbury region.

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Seaside stunner

  • Build & Renovate
  • Hot Homes
  • September 4, 2019
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Located on a small, complex site at Mt Maunganui, Chain Mail is the creative work of Adam Taylor of Adam Taylor Architecture. Ignoring traditional coastal aesthetics, Adam instead embraced strong industrial structures and materials. The home’s left corner has been wrapped in Kaynemaile amour, shielding it from the world without disturbing the outlook to the ocean.

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Hillside houses

To build a house on a hillside poses many challenges, but also often presents great opportunities. Hillside properties are often unique and stimulating places, especially if the urge to flatten the site with retaining walls is resisted. A house of multiple levels should be exciting, offering many different experiences and views. And it is views that is one of the primary benefits of living on a hill.

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