Houses are regarded as the most demanding architectural projects to design well. We thoroughly enjoy getting alongside our clients to explore the possibilities of their sites, their needs and their desires. Our history of exciting and thoughtful designs shows the depth of input and experience we bring to residential architecture.
Whether the project is large or small, we aim to create a unique result. We come to understand the site possibilities and the client requirements in such a way that we can design buildings and spaces which draw out and re-present the poetry of the location.
To ensure houses are of their place, we explore a variety of materials and forms, rather than repeating a recognisable architectural language on every site. This ensures the projects are individual and appropriate. All projects work with the first principles of energy efficiency and sustainability, tailored to suit the location and the budget.
We have an enviable list of successful and awarded houses, and numerous satisfied clients who have returned to repeat the process many times. The practice has won NZ Institute of Architects Awards for 14 different houses, has been a finalist in the House of the Year Award 5 times, and a winner twice, one of only two practices to do so.