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Brick Bay House / Glamuzina Paterson Architects

  • Architects: Glamuzina Paterson Architects
  • Location: Snells Beach, New Zealand
  • Design Team: Dominic Glamuzina, Aaron Paterson
  • Engineer: Ashby’s Consulting
  • Builder: Ryan O’Malley
  • Area: 240.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Glamuzina Paterson Architects

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Dublin Street / Kerr Ritchie

  • Architects: Kerr Ritchie
  • Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Design Team: Pete Ritchie, Bronwen Kerr
  • Area: 320.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Paul McCredie

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Model Home 2013 / Michael Lin + Atelier Bow-Wow with Andrew Barrie

Installed in Auckland Art Gallery’s Lower Grey Gallery for the 5th Auckland Triennial, the Model Home 2013 by Michael Lin and Atelier Bow-Wow, with Andrew Barrie, responds to the specific design challenge of recreating the building that was also exhibited at the Rockbound Museum in Shanghai in 2012. Originally made of welded steel frames clad in structural insulated panels, they explored the potential to translate the house into the Kiwi timber-and-plywood construction idiom. This would have reduced the cost somewhat, but not solved the dilemmas of waste and conceptual inconsistency. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Blackpool House / Glamuzina Paterson Architects

  • Architects: Glamuzina Paterson Architects
  • Location: Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Project Team: Dominic Glamuzina, Aaron Paterson
  • Contractor: Kevin Glamuzina
  • Structural Engineer: Thorne Dwyer Structures
  • Area: 81.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Samuel Hartnett

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Arrowtown House / Kerr Ritchie

  • Architects: Kerr Ritchie
  • Location: Arrowtown, New Zealand
  • Area: 130.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Paul Mc Credie

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Newly Released Photos of Shigeru Ban's Cardboard Cathedral in New Zealand

Shigeru Ban’s Cardboard Cathedral is officially open to the public, just over two years after the crippling 6.3 magnitude earthquake ravished the New Zealand town of Christchurch. With an expected lifespan of 50 years, the temporary cathedral will serve as a replacement for the city’s iconic 1864 Anglican cathedral - one of Christchurch’s most prized landmarks - until a more permanent structure is built. 

Ngunguru House / Tennent + Brown Architects

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  • Architects: Tennent + Brown Architects
  • Location: Ngunguru, Northland, New Zealand
  • Project Team: Hugh Tennent, Neil Drummond
  • Area: 260.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Paul McCredie

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ASB Sports Centre / Tennent + Brown Architects

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© Paul McCredie
  • Architects: Tennent + Brown Architects
  • Location: Kilbirnie, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Project Manager: Sinclair Knight Merz, Davis Langdon
  • Photographs: Paul McCredie

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Lower Hatea Crossing / Knight Architects

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  • Architects: Knight Architects
  • Location: Whangarei, New Zealand
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Patrick Reynolds

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Cook Strait House / Tennent + Brown Architects

  • Architects: Tennent + Brown Architects
  • Location: Island Bay, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Project Team: Hugh Tennent, Sharon Jansen, Brenda Solon, Nick Ray
  • Engineer: Dunning Thornton Consultants – Alastair Cattanach, Linda Chan
  • Consultants: Wraight + Associates Landscape Architects
  • Builder: Ash Sparks Ltd. Builders – Ash Sparks, John Busby
  • Area: 401.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Paul McCredie

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Nga Purapura / Tennent + Brown

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© Paul McCredie
  • Architects: Tennent + Brown
  • Location: Ōtaki, New Zealand
  • Area: 3000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Paul McCredie

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Waiwhero Farm House / Tennent + Brown

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Mana Tamariki / Tennent + Brown

  • Architects: Tennent + Brown
  • Location: Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • Engineer: MWH
  • Area: 260.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2006
  • Photographs: Paul McCredie

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New Urban Village Proposal / Zotov & Co

Almost demolished after the earthquake in 2011, Christchurch center was required a renovation. The challenge for architects Zotov & Co was to recall a livable city center. After asking the question of what is needed to be happy, the architects chose nature and communication as the foundation of their concept. The center for the quarter an island covered, dense forest which concentrates all social activity. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Porotu Bach / Studio MWA

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  • Architects: Studio MWA
  • Location: Bay of Many Coves , New Zealand
  • Author: Davor Mikulcic Dipl. Eng. Arch. (Sarajevo) RAIA, ANZIA
  • Project Team: Michael Maddern and Davor Mikulcic
  • Structural Engineer: Meyers & Associates Ltd
  • Area: 4611.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Studio MWA

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AD Round Up: Architecture in New Zealand

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Shigeru Ban's Cardboard Cathedral Underway in New Zealand

Courtesy of Christchurch City Libraries' Flickr
Courtesy of Christchurch City Libraries' Flickr

Shigeru Ban just can’t get enough of paper tubes. The Japanese architect, renowned for his design of structures that can be quickly and inexpensively erected in disaster zones, is at it again in the city of ChristchurchNew Zealand, which was hit hard by a devastating earthquake last February. The earthquake of magnitude 6.3 killed over 200 people and inflicted irreparable damage on the city’s iconic gothic cathedral of 132 years. The cathedral was a copy of one in Oxford, England, and was one of the most famous landmarks of the Christchurch, pictured on postcards, souvenirs and tea towels.

A pioneer in so-called “emergency architecture,” Shigeru Ban has begun construction on a highly anticipated, unique replacement: a simple A-frame structure composed of paper tubes of equal length and 20 foot containers. The tubes will be coated with waterproof polyurethane and flame retardants that the architect has been developing since 1986 - years before environmental friendliness and the use of inexpensive recycled materials were even a concern in architecture.

Read more about Ban's visionary Cardboard Cathedral after the break...

Nikau House / Strachan Group Architects

  • Architects: Strachan Group Architects
  • Location: Parnell, Auckland
  • Architect In Charge: Strachan Group Architects
  • Design Team: Dave Strachan, Pat de Pont, Jessica Knight
  • Engineer: Thorne Dwyer Structures
  • Builder: Dave McGillivray
  • Area: 230.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Jackie Meiring

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