Te Uru - Waitakere Contemporary Gallery / Mitchell and Stout Architects

17:00 - 13 July, 2015
© Patrick Reynolds
© Patrick Reynolds

© Sam Hartnett © Sam Hartnett © Sam Hartnett © Sam Hartnett +24

TRA / Jose Gutierrez

17:00 - 25 June, 2015
© Jeremy Toth
© Jeremy Toth

© Jeremy Toth © Jeremy Toth © Jeremy Toth © Jeremy Toth +23

MIT Manukau & Transport Interchange / Warren and Mahoney

17:00 - 18 June, 2015
© Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt

© Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt +19

Kathleen Kilgour Centre / Wingate + Farquhar Architects

17:00 - 10 June, 2015
© Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt

© Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt +30

Hundertwasser's Last Unbuilt Work Could Become a Reality in New Zealand

06:00 - 3 June, 2015
A representation of the Hundertwasser Art Center in Whangarei's Town Basin. Image © Wikimedia CC User Steve Sharp
A representation of the Hundertwasser Art Center in Whangarei's Town Basin. Image © Wikimedia CC User Steve Sharp

The future of Friedensreich Hundertwasser's last unbuilt work -- a proposed Art Center for Whangarei, New Zealand -- hangs in the balance and will be decided next week by a referendum. The center, backed by the Proper Northland Trust (PNT), was originally designed in 1993 by Hundertwasser to repurpose a waterfront government building, but was never completed.

Hundertwasser, an Austrian artist and architect who lived on and off in New Zealand from the 1970s until his death in 2000, centered his designs on colorful, organic forms, and the relationship between art and nature, as well as the practice of sustainable building.

Winners of the 2015 Auckland Architecture Awards Announced

16:00 - 31 May, 2015
Carlaw Park Student Village / Warren and Mahoney. Image © Simon Devitt
Carlaw Park Student Village / Warren and Mahoney. Image © Simon Devitt

From 159 submissions, 44 have emerged as winners of the NZIA's 2015 Auckland Architecture Awards. The titles were bestowed upon 20 firms for new projects spanning 10 categories, ranging from a restrained renovation of a historic building in a Victorian neighborhood, to a bold, modern transportation hub. This year's awards were grounded in three main areas of the city, with Britomart dominating in hospitality and retail designs, Hobsonville Point receiving educational and multi-unit housing awards, and Titirangi gaining recognition for its stellar public architecture and housing.

The winning projects will be considered for the highest honor in the NZIA's awards program, the New Zealand Architecture Awards, which will be announced in November. See the full list of winners after the break.

Boatsheds / Strachan Group Architects and Rachael Rush. Image © Patrick Reynolds Te Kohanga House / Wendy Shacklock Architects and Paul Clarke of Crosson Clarke Carnachan. Image © Sam Hartnett MIT Manukau and Transport Interchange / Warren and Mahoney. Image © Simon Devitt Pt Chevalier Bungalow / Megan Edwards Architects. Image © Patrick Reynolds +44

25 of New Zealand's Best Buildings Receive 2015 Canterbury Awards

06:00 - 26 May, 2015
Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre / Patterson Associates. Image © Emma Smales
Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre / Patterson Associates. Image © Emma Smales

With a record number of entries, the 2015 Canterbury Awards, organized by the New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA), honored 25 Canterbury-based designs spanning 10 categories. The esteemed awards recognize and promote projects that are exceptionally sensitive to both their environment and occupants.  Prevalent in this year's awards was the theme of rebuilding, as several projects were realized despite earthquakes impeding their construction, resulting in innovative designs that adapted to the unforeseen setbacks.

Among 2015's top recipients are Warren and Mahoney with six awards, and Sheppard & Rout and Athfield Architects, whose work garnered four and three honors, respectively. All of the winning projects will compete for the NZIA's highest recognition in the awards program, the New Zealand Architecture Awards, to be announced in early November. See the full list of winning projects after the break.

Isaac Theatre Royal / Warren and Mahoney. Image © Stephen Goodenough and Dawid Wisnicwski Christchurch Eye Surgery Clinic / Wilson & Hill Architects . Image © Stephen Goodenough Te Kete Ika – Dining Hall & Kitchen Redevelopment / Sheppard & Rout. Image © Peter Cui Young Hunter House / Sheppard & Rout. Image © Peter Cui +26

Shigeru Ban on Growing Up, Carpentry, and Cardboard Tubes

19:00 - 30 April, 2015
Shigeru Ban’s Cardboard Cathedral in New Zealand. Image © Bridgit Anderson
Shigeru Ban’s Cardboard Cathedral in New Zealand. Image © Bridgit Anderson

He may have risen to prominence for his disaster relief architecture and deft use of recyclable materials, but Shigeru Ban describes his idiosyncratic use of material as an "accident." Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, the 2014 Pritzker Prize Laureate recalls turning to cardboard tubes as a matter of necessity. "I had to create a design for an exhibition," Ban told the newspaper, "But I couldn't afford wood. Instead, I used the many paper tubes from rolls of drafting paper that were lying around. The tubes turned out to be quite strong." The most prominent of Ban's cardboard tube structures is Christchurch's Cardboard Cathedral, built in the aftermath of an earthquake that devastated the city in early 2011. Read WSJ's full interview with Ban here.  

schmidt hammer lassen Reveal Chirstchurch's New Central Library

13:30 - 27 April, 2015
Courtesy of schmidt hammer lassen architects
Courtesy of schmidt hammer lassen architects

schmidt hammer lassen architects, together with New Zealand-based Architectus, has unveiled plans for Chirstchurch's New Central Library (NCL). An "anchor project" for the city's 2010 and 2011 earthquake Recovery Plan, the new 12,000-meter library will built by 2018 on the northern edge of Cathedral Square – Christchurch´s key civic space defined by Christchurch’s Cathedral.

It is hoped that the NCL will become an important gathering space within the city, offering easy access to digital technologies and local heritage collections, as well as exhibition and performance space, a learning center, indoor and outdoor areas of relaxation, and activities for young citizens. 

Courtesy of schmidt hammer lassen architects Courtesy of schmidt hammer lassen architects Courtesy of schmidt hammer lassen architects Courtesy of schmidt hammer lassen architects +6

Building 303 / Architectus

20:00 - 16 April, 2015
© Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt

© Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt +21

Chrysalis Childcare Centre / Collingridge and Smith Architects

18:00 - 7 April, 2015
Courtesy of Collingridge and Smith Architects
Courtesy of Collingridge and Smith Architects

Courtesy of Collingridge and Smith Architects Courtesy of Collingridge and Smith Architects Courtesy of Collingridge and Smith Architects Courtesy of Collingridge and Smith Architects +32

Wakatipu Guest House / Team Green Architects

20:00 - 29 March, 2015
© Sam Hartnett
© Sam Hartnett

© Sam Hartnett © Sam Hartnett © Sam Hartnett © Sam Hartnett +16

Matai House / Parsonson Architects

18:00 - 24 March, 2015
© Paul McCredie
© Paul McCredie

© Paul McCredie © Paul McCredie © Paul McCredie © Paul McCredie +17

The Treasury Research Centre & Archive / Architectus

18:00 - 19 March, 2015
© Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt

© Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt +12

Korokoro House / Parsonson Architects

18:00 - 17 March, 2015
© Paul McCredie
© Paul McCredie

© Paul McCredie © Paul McCredie © Paul McCredie © Paul McCredie +16

Longbush Ecosanctuary Welcome Shelter / Sarosh Mulla Design

18:00 - 3 March, 2015
© Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt

© Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt +29

Muriwai Surf Club / Jasmax

01:00 - 3 February, 2015
© Kenneth Li
© Kenneth Li
  • Architects

  • Location

    341 Motutara Road, Muriwai 0881, New Zealand
  • Design Team

    Euan Mac Kellar, Phillipa Nihotte, John Hawkins, Rose Fox, Sean Munro, Gary Foster, Daniel Lowery
  • Area

    1582.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Kenneth Li

© Kenneth Li © Kenneth Li © Kenneth Li © Kenneth Li +21

Olive Grove House / Team Green Architects

01:00 - 14 October, 2014
© Sam Hartnett
© Sam Hartnett

© Sam Hartnett © Sam Hartnett © Sam Hartnett © Sam Hartnett +13