27.12.11 by Nick Sayes

Stunning Houses Enhance Dramatic Sites

DMA’s Korora on Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand was featured today in the New Zealand Herald.

Places on Waiheke Island and the North Shore won the 2011 NZ Institute of Architects awards for the Auckland area and were among 42 award-winners across all new buildings.

The outstanding houses show how top architects are responding to dramatic settings and how they see their role in leading residential design.

The most theatrical and sprawling is Korora, named after the native Little Blue Penguin. The fortress-style house, which sits on a hill above Matiatia on Waiheke’s northern rural edge, was designed by Daniel Marshall Architect – “a stunning and challenging context in which to design a home”, the judges found.

Read full article on nzherald.co.nz

22.12.11 by Nick Sayes

Coming Soon

21.12.11 by Nick Sayes

Forty-Six Square Metres Of Land Doesn’t Normally Become A House

This book starts on the front cover and ends on the back with no empty pages in between – to maximize available space. Which is what the book is about. [...]

14.12.11 by Nick Sayes


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09.12.11 by Nick Sayes

Ice Cube reviews The Eames House

“It’s not about the pieces, it’s how the pieces work together” While “McMansions” tend to swallow up the land, Ice Cube says the Eamses “made structure and nature one.” “This [...]