Urban Eatery Restaurant and Bar, Hardy street, Nelson is a sophisticated Oyster Bar by Michelin-trained chef Matt Bouterey and his wife Tania.
The bar has a relaxed atmosphere and is complemented by the lighting, interior material finishes, joinery and outstanding food.
Another exciting sustainable, energy efficient development.
Orientated in a North-West / South-East Orientation, this architecturally designed home presents itself in a quiet, unassuming yet assertive manner.
Once inside, the composition of raw materials, textures, space and color combine to result in an outstanding house that is comfortable, light and warm.
The clients have remarked that the house is ‘incredibly easy to live in, and we wouldn’t change a thing’. From a designers point of view, that’s all you need to hear.
This design was a result of the clients desire to build a modern home taken from the traditional form of a barn-house.
The definition of Papakainga is a ‘nurturing place to return to’. Our designs reflect the current movement or shift towards enduring, sustainable architecture. This means quite a few things, but at it’s most basic it’s about sustainability, energy efficiency, being environmentally friendly and designing for efficient use of space.
Because these homes are typically small the critical point in design consideration is use of space - inside and out - and the relationship of these spaces with each other.
Marae have been using the concept of papakainga for centuries. It’s interesting that there’s an inadvertant global shift towards using the marae general base model and concept of ‘we’, rather than ‘me’ around the world.
A nelson city council commisioned project, designed by artist and sculptor, Maia Hegglund.
The Taurapa (or prow) of the maori waka represents the migration of the people to Aotearoa, and in the context of the region, is befitting of the presence of Tangata Whenua in Te Tau Ihu o te Waka-a-Maui.
Located in Motueka, Tasman - Te Awhina is a whanau based facility that is an intrinsic part of the local community. The new facility will embrace the vision of sustainability, energy efficiency and ultimate environmental consideration. An exciting journey. Watch this space.
Located in Tata Beach, Golden Bay, Tasman - this house is being designed for a family to relax and unwind.
Built over 3 levels, the design allows for flexibility with different pods based around a main building.
New zealand vernacular styled home in Nelson. This architectural design reflects the surrounding hills in it's context, much like the old style doc huts that are scattered throught the country.
The interior has a balance of natural timbers and stone along with a careful selection of tiling and materials.
Spaces are linked to create a sense of harmony and intimacy. Large windows and illumination from skylights give good natural lighting to all the spaces that count.
The building sits comfortably in it’s environment, with stunning views to the mountains and sea to boot.
Located in Ohinewai, the wharenui was designed for the whanau of Matahuru Marae.
Standing proud, the tinana or body of the building extends north and is accentuated by raked gable ends that meet at the apex of the poutouaroaro, giving the sense of projection.
Clad in Cedar and ply, Wharepapa is a an awesome statement befitting of the mana of the people, and an absolute honor to be part of.
This home is a cultural architectural feast. The clients lived in Japan for ten years and are of maori decent. They wanted the look and feel of both cultures, lots of timber, and architectural detailing that reflected their experiences in Japan, along with the history of their home culture. Inside, the house is finished with a combination of native timbers, primarily recycled Rimu, Jarrah, Cedar and Purple Heart. The interior Kitchen joinery is finished with Okoume and Keruing ply.
The interior is light and warm with stunning views over port nelson.
The design approach was simple but demanded connection with the harbour and sea.
Modelled on sustainable principles, this earthy styled home is set in an amazing location and reflects the relaxed style of Nelson living at it's best.
The house has the natural look and feel of the area and sits well in it's context. Areas of glass allow maximum 180 degree views of Tasman Bay and the surrounds while allowing controlled amounts of sun at the right times of the day.
Complimented with locally sourced macrocarpa, bamboo soffits and jarrah decking, this house has strong character and appeal.
Taking in the breathtaking views over the Motueka estuary, back towards Nelson City and the Richmond ranges, this house of raw materials has the ultimate relaxed feel of contemporary living.
The clients wished to have an existing house converted to their holiday batch. The original idea was to extend the northern aspect of the home by removing the existing conservatory and replacing it with a large, open deck. After a few iterations (and a few more additions to the design) the house brief was extended to include a full interior re-jig, the addition of a formal entry, the addition of an in-ground swimming pool and exterior landscaping.
The bathrooms have stunning tiles and fixtures, with skylights running the full width of the bathroom. The clients commented on the “experience having a bath while gazing at the stars”.
Full LED lighting throughout the house compliments the aesthetic, interior and exterior, swimming pool and landscaped areas. A truly stunning home with all the qualities of modern building.