Remarkable Building Project - underwater bridges through the Norwegian fiords amounting to the Norwegian version of our "Waikato Expressway" - 47Billion - already underway some parts to be completed by 2026.The Norwegian government are embarking on the largest infrastructure project in the country's history. For more by The B1M subscribe now: ow.ly/GxW7y ... ... See MoreSee Less
Venturi dies, age 93. "Less is a Bore". Life would have been simpler just growing up modern, but when I got to Architecture School this guys work had come to the fore and design was never the same afterwards. Lecturers and critics were at each others throats at times confronting the design heresy that Venturi proclaimed. Welcome to the Post Modern World. Is it a Duck or a Decorated Shed? ... See MoreSee Less
Wallpaper going up in the Powder room and Ensuite - Bold floral (Like my old Sanderson couch) as a foil to the black marble and Gold leaves to match the gold glass tiles and bowls. ... See MoreSee Less
Several years ago we designed a Mediterranean influenced garden and home in Brookby. Its garden has finally matured enough to publish some initial pictures. The walls and garden courtyard were strongly influenced by my visits over the years to The Alhambra in Granada. Italian Pencil Pines and star Jasmine are combined with popular New Zealand native hedging to good effect.
Painting has now started on this french styled ‘mas-chateau’ masonry farmhouse. The Lime-washed solid plastered concrete and Boncote walls will be lovingly aged by an Artist specialising in paint finishes to give an immediate antique and lived in appearance to the whole project. More pictures coming soon as the painting progresses.
This masonry farmhouse is now under construction. Completion is expected in early 2013. It consists of lime-washed solid plastered concrete and has a systematized clay tile roof that is going on at the moment. Multiple roof forms, colours and details have been combined to create a ad-hoc feel and liveliness of a Provencal village in […]
10 March 2010 New Farmhouse for Clevedon It has been a very busy start to the year with a number of new houses and developments being prepared by out office at the moment. Pictured above is a new single level 556m2 farm house proposed for a site in Clevedon. It will consist of painted brickwork, […]