The Beauty of Natural Materials - Living in such a beautiful country means that you get beautiful materials to use in your architecture.

The Beauty of Natural Materials

The Beauty of Natural Materials - Living in such a beautiful country means that you get beautiful materials to use in your architecture.

One of the best things about living in New Zealand is our abundant and beautiful natural resources, and natural stone and woods can be found in almost every home. Although I tend to stray towards more traditional forms of architecture, I can still very much appreciate how stunning a home can be when natural materials have been incorporated into the design. If you’ve ever wondered what a modern home in New Zealand looks like, this is the post for you.


Palma Plaza
Owhanake Headland, 2014
Bernini
Stonebox
AVERY PLACE
Turner Residence, Barwon Heads
Hawkesbury Managers House, Wanaka
Halswell House
Owhanake Headland, 2014
Kashiwa House
Spencer Rd.
Owhanake Headland, 2014
Contemporary Staircase
By
Gallery
Modern Horizontal Lines
Kohimarama
Duncansby Road
Campbell
Mahia Peninsula
Contemporary New House in Pt Chevalier
Duncansby Road
Tai Tapu House
Davy House
Modernist Timber and Concrete
Bailey Beach House

New Zealand is an earthquake prone country, which is a bit unfortunate, but provides a great opportunity for new architecture to arise. Some of the modern homes that have been built over the last 5 years are absolutely stunning. The thing that I love most about my country is that we do have really beautiful natural materials, and we respect the land a great deal. I’m always looking forward to the new homes that are being developed!

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Featured image is via Herriot + Melhuish Architecture.

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