Month List

Fold House in the Bay of Islands

by Administrator 10. June 2014 10:34

This large holiday house at Omarino was completed recently, and has been photographed by Simon Devitt, here's a couple of the shots.

Cable Bay Mosaics

by Administrator 6. June 2014 14:49

Some beautiful mosaic walls designed by Miriam van Wezel have been completed at the Cable Bay house.

St Heliers House

by Administrator 3. June 2014 12:13

The renovations at St. Heliers are almost complete, with a new spiral staircase too.

Bay of Islands House

by Administrator 28. May 2014 10:45

The Holiday House we're building in Waipohutukawa Bay is progressing, with striking terracotta coloured cladding going up recently.  

Okitu House

by Administrator 23. May 2014 09:13

Bossley's Okitu house has been named #4 in mporas 7 insane surf lodges, see them all here.

Progress at Cable Bay

by Administrator 20. May 2014 10:48

The construction at Cable Bay is progressing, and it's beginning to look a lot more like a house.

Arruba gets National Award

by Administrator 16. May 2014 11:53

We are delighted that Arruba, the red and yellow bach on the south coast of the Manukau Harbour, was awarded the NZ National Small Projects Award at the 2014 Institute of Architect’s Awards, Friday May 9th. The judges described the project as "a cheerful rebellion against the trend of holiday house beige.…the encampment-style occupation of the site, made explicit by the discrete positioning of the new building, is a further reference to the relaxed disposition of the vernacular bach. Delightful in itself, the red box is a sophisticated response to context and typological precedent; in the nicest possible and most appropriate way, it may be described as ‘awkwardly perfect’".

Venice Biennale

by Administrator 14. May 2014 11:01

Miriam van Wezel has designed a medallion to celebrate New Zealand's participation in the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. Based on a beautiful global image featuring in the exhibition itself, the medallion celebrates the theme of the exhibit, based on a quote from a Rudyard Kipling poem, which refers to New Zealand as "last, lonliest, loveliest".

Pete's trip to Sri Lanka

by Administrator 9. May 2014 10:44

Pete and Mir recently spent two weeks in Sri Lanka on a study tour of the work of architect Geoffrey Bawa, who produced many beautiful buildings between 1960 and 2000. Pete is particularly attracted to them as Bawa had a similar set of interests to our practice, especially with concern to designing buildings that acknowledge and highlight the poetry of their sites, and wherever possible offer natural solutions to environmental control. The highlight of the trip was the 1995 Kandalama Hotel in the jungle, a stunning array of long wings that kink along the cliff face, slip between rocks, and offer beautiful views towards a huge reservoir originally constructed in the 14th Century.

Glendowie House in Turkish Magazine

by Administrator 29. April 2014 12:18

Bossley Architect's Glendowie House has been featured in Arredamento Mimarlik, a Turkish magazine which has run a feature on contemporary New Zealand architecture in their most recent addition.