Home New Zealand February - March 2021

HOME covers the best New Zealand architecture, design and interiors. It features inspirational, ingenious and just plain breathtaking homes from all over the country – as well as new restaurants, exciting art and the latest furniture releases.

New Zealand
Parkside Media
6 期號


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editor’s letter

There’s nothing quite like an alpine landscape, or, for that matter, a coastal one — especially in New Zealand. Many of the projects featured in this issue sit beneath a mountain range or close to the water’s edge. Those that don’t offer the distinctive rhetoric of Kiwi suburbia — some turning inwards, others embracing urban features. Under large skies sliced from below by voluminous peaks is the home on our cover, designed by Mason & Wales Architects. It’s a place of angles and proportions that engulfs the drama of its Central Otago setting. In juxtaposition, The Dune House at Tara Iti in Mangawhai, featured on page 84, offers a similar sense of scale, this time on a coastal site bounded by both forest and dunescape. Here, Cheshire Architects devised a holiday home…

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Andrew Urquhart You shot the Luggate House for us. What did you enjoy most about this house? I think this house could be described as an elegant back-country hut. It uses simple materials, and simple forms, yet has a surprisingly comfortable and spacious feel despite its small footprint. What is it that caught your attention about architectural photography? I initially trained to be an architect. I worked as a graduate before giving up the office life to work on the land and take photos on the side — so, an eye for composition and detail in architecture was already honed in a little. I think architectural photography draws many parallels to the design process itself; you have to unpick the designer’s intent to find the special moments. The alpine environment you live in around…

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under the inversion

Here, in the shadow of the Southern Alps and adjacent to the crystal-clear waters of the Clutha River, the winters are confronting. They’re bone-chillingly cold, especially when the inversion layer drops — often for days or weeks — leaving residents caught below low cloud in freezing temperatures. However, it is a place of extreme contrasts. In summer, the days are long, hot, and dry — the Central Otago region often records the hottest temperatures in the country. It’s in that context of extremes that architect Beth Chaney-Walker of Chaney & Norman Architects and her husband, boat builder Marc Walker, decided to build a home that would become a showcase of what’s possible in terms of performance and scale. “From a professional point of view, I really wanted our home to be a…

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delta force

Angles strike the visitor everywhere, beginning at the front gate. To start with, the steep incline of the street seems to emphasise the angle of the monopitch roof. Yet it is the diamond-pattern aluminium screen dominating the front of this abode that proudly states the design’s angularity. Simon Hall of Jerram Tocker Barron Architects says the owners were happy to push out the boundaries of their new home, hence making the trapezoidal, sloping site a main component of the design. However, the steepness of the site and the proximity of the street meant privacy was a challenge. Anyone walking downhill would get a grandstand view into the home’s main living area and the bedroom. Yet, while the outlook of the house was at 90 degrees to the street frontage, Simon wasn’t willing to…

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dancing with danger

Glass-blowing is a dangerous art. “It’s hot, heavy, and you’re constantly moving around a material at temperatures of up to 1100°C. You’ve got to be quick on your feet, smooth, and focused,” Whanganui-based glass-blower Katie Brown says. Katie’s workspace, at subfloor level in the former heart of local rag the Whanganui Chronicle, has a public viewing gallery above to allow people interested in the art to come and view her in action. It’s perhaps not what many may expect. It’s a gritty place; it’s grimy and dirty, but “the glass always comes out of this gritty environment absolutely pristine,” she says. It’s a serious business working with temperatures this high, and it’s not for everyone. However, for Katie it has been a lifelong journey that began 25 years ago when she started…

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One of the earliest photographers of the brutalist movement, French-born architectural photographer Matthieu Salvaing has had an interesting life. Close friends with Oscar Niemeyer, collaborator with the stylish film director Wong Kar-Wai, the camera-toting, jet-setter is obviously doing more than just documenting; rather, he is seeing interiors and design from a perspective that fits well within the artistic. This immaculately art-directed — by Atelier Franck Durand — book is Salvaing’s first monogram and includes 25 projects in places such as Brazil, Mexico, Japan, France, and beyond. It’s a genre-defying, highly individualistic travelogue by a photographer with enviable access to quirky architectural spaces and an equally unique and refined vision. “Why are there so few good buildings? Good buildings with Chinese cultural characteristics? Why does almost every city seem to look the…