Architecture Now - Projects

Reviews and images of architecture, interior, building and landscape projects from AGM Publishing.
  1. A home of two halves: Swiss renovation

    A sprawling 16th-century Swiss house near Lake Lugano pays homage to two eras and to the couple that has restored it.
  2. Desk with a view: Generator Britomart Place

    Amanda Harkness tours this co-working space to find what makes it different from the brand’s previous iterations.
  3. Rural reminders: 12 Year House

    This contemporary hideaway captures idyllic, panoramic views of an inlet at Rotokura/Cable Bay, near Nelson.
  4. Whānau-focused: Kāinga Tuatahi Housing

    Big angular roofs cloak 30 homes designed by Stevens Lawson Architects for a significant site owned by Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei.
  5. Surf and turf: Tiger Prawn

    Inspired by the tiger prawn, this is both a gesture for public delight and a series of spaces to be privately enjoyed.
  6. Streamline Swim Academy

    This new swimming complex belies a modest budget with its shed-like structure that is elegant and characterful.
  7. Cool cabins: cosy retreats

    These two tiny cabins inspire slow living and back-to-nature retreats during the warmer months.
  8. ‘Essentially romantic’: Eyelid House

    Fiona Winzar of Fred Architecture reflects on the first project that began a new chapter of her life, Eyelid House.
  9. Music in the mangroves: The Boat (House)

    An award-winning musician and his partner team up with an up-and-coming young designer to build a fresh and vibrant home.
  10. Full bloom: Terrarium House

    The maverick move of inserting a lush, tree and fern-filled void in the place of a front verandah distinguishes this cottage.
  11. Inescapable views: Ruby House

    The aqua-coloured waters of Ruby Bay and its surrounding green hilltops form the backdrop for this stunning house.
  12. Sweet isolation: Wyuna hideaway

    A lush home at the edge of the world provides a majestic haven with views and inherent calm.
  13. Terracotta trope: The Beehive

    This Surry Hills architect's studio is a poetic exploration of the aesthetic and structural potential of recycled materials.
  14. Golden glow: Rhodes House

    This award-winning Christchurch house is both a gallery for the owners’ art collection and a work of art in itself.
  15. Culinary theatre: Kitchen Things

    A new showroom for eight, high-end appliance brands uses design detail to create a truly immersive retail experience.

Quote of the day

"A building’s architectonic quality is not determined by the professionalism with which it was built, but by the part it plays in architectural discussion. A building only becomes architecture when it is discussed; i.e. when it plays a part in cultural discussion."

~ Carel Weeber quoted by Van Dijk and De Graaf (1990)