Architecture Workshop Axis small home Wins

Aucklanders Voted Axis Small Home as the 'Home for the Future'

"Aucklander's housing preferences are changing", discovers the Auckland Design Manual, who recently held an exhibition at the NZ Festival of Architecture in order to explore the 'future of housing'.  ...

Increased Funding for Lakeside Memorial Hall

Damaged in 2010 earthquakes and demolished thereafter, the old hall had formed the hub of the small community near Leeston as explained by the Lakeside Soldiers Memorial Hall Management Committee (LMH...

Funding increase Architecture Workshop project
McCulloch Boardwalk Dulux Intergrain Timber Vision Award Winner

Christopher Kelly on the Judging Panel of 2016 Dulux Intergrain Timber Awards

Recently, Christopher Kelly spent a day in Sydney, locked in a room with articulate strangers, sorting rapidly through 191 entries for the Dulux Intergrain Timber Awards- a sort of beauty pagent, but ...

Civic Ambition: Every City Needs an Eiffel Tower

Located on Taranaki Street, the current wharf dive platform creates much enjoyment for those who muster the courage to hurl themselves into the icy harbour as well as for the excited spectators sittin...

Wellington Waterfront Architecture Workshop Tower
Hobsonville Point Affordable Housing AW

Small Scale Detached Housing: The Vision of What is Possible

In August 2015, as part of a conversation about the suburb, Christopher Kelly presented Architecture Workshop’s housing designs for volume house builder Universal. The presentation was part of the Hou...

AW Refurbishment Project at the Tuhitarata Estate, Wairarapa

Architecture Workshop refurbished a heritage barn and built new shearers quarters for guest accommodation at the Tuhitarata Estate in the South Wairarapa. This link to the wedding website 'Lacewood' s...

Barn Refurbishment Tuhitarata Estate Wairarapa
Fat Freddies Drop Peregrine Winery

Peregrine Winery: 12 Years On

A laid-back summer vibe from Fat Freddies Drop at Peregrine Winery in the Gibbston Valley Otago. Twelve years ago, when we were imagining the sorts of hybrid uses we could generate from the winery inf...

Architecture Workshop Inspects Ahuriri Valley Lodge Prototype

Inspecting a full-scale prototype of the Ahuriri Valley Lodge project in Lund’s Dunedin yard. As you can see from our exploded layer drawing, the complex geometry of the building is primarily defined ...

Ahuriri Valley Lodge Roof Prototype
Geothermal Infrastructure Architecture Workshop

Infrastructure Works Get Underway in the Ahuriri Valley

Lund Central from Dunedin have been appointed to put in the road and main infrastructure (sewer, water tanks, geothermal field) as well as excavate the building platform and install the precast retain...

Denser Urban Living in Aotearoa

Rather than simply making new rules and prescribing residential space, we think that good design (of course) should be the prime consideration for cities seeking to expand their housing stock.  Design...

Hobsonville Point Denser Urban Living Model
120 Oriental Bay Architecture Workshop

Good Residential Design Creates Both Private Amenity And Public Realm

We are proud winners of the 2015 Wellington Architecture Awards in the Housing category for 120 Oriental Parade house designed by Architecture Workshop’s principle Chris Kelly. We believe that residen...

AW's Waratah Weekender published on ArchitectureAU

This project for a family beach house not only amplifies the role of the ground by lifting it up 1.5 m but also multiplies it so that it performs roles that are simultaneously natural and social. The ...

Waratah House Published Architecure AU
Bulls Town Hall AW Concept

AW Concept Design for Community Facilities for the Bulls Township

Architecture Workshop were engaged to come up with a concept design to amalgamate the aging and dispersed community facilities (Town Hall, Plunket, i-Site, Tourism office and Library) around a new Civ...

Te Mata Peak Visitors Centre Concept Design by Architecture Workshop

You win some you lose some! AW won a competition in 2009 to design a gate way visitors centre on Te Mata Peak for the Park Trust led by Bruno Chambers. We studied land art precedents to integrate the ...

AW Te Mata Peak Visitor Centre
Amazing Wineries List Peregrine

Peregrine Winery: A Regular on Global Amazing Winery Lists

It’s over 10 years since the Peregrine Winery in the Gibbston Valley in Otago won its global prize for best building by an emerging architect. The winery continues to attract valuable international at...

Billy Apple and Architecture Workshop Collaboration on the Apple Tower

To paraphrase Billy Apple, the architect must live like everybody else. Billy Apple, NZ’s leading concept artist, is opening a retrospective show at the Auckland Art gallery curated by Christina Barto...

Billy Apple Tower Design
Christopher Kelly Schinkels Altes Museum

Christopher Kelly Visits Schinkel’s Altes Museum

Christopher Kelly hadn’t visited Schinkel’s Altes Museum before as it is in the East Berlin part of the city - showing his age a bit! - but the building lived up to its big neoclassical reputation, of...

VIDEO: Guided Tour of Architecture Workshop’s 224 Oriental Bay House

If you would like a guided tour of “one of Wellington’s most confident and serious playful homes” and a few interesting architectural comments from Sam Kebble on the AW-designed 224 Oriental Bay House...

224 Oriental Bay Architecture Workshop
Architectural Professions Under Fire Chris Kelly

5 Things Architects Can Do to Build the Profile of the Profession

This article reiterates that architects already practise sophisticated project management. First published in Architecture NZ (Oct 2014), it reminds the public of the importance of the discipline of a...

Christopher Kelly Visits Mies van de Rohe’s Tugendhat Villa

During Kelly's visit to Europe, he just managed to get into Mies van de Rohe’s Tugendhat Villa built in 1929 (remember to book). The world heritage building is the pride of the town Brno in the Czech ...

Kelly Mies van de Rohe Tugendhat Villa
Chapel Reconciliation Competition Sassenroth

Peter Sassenroth Wins Competition for Chapel of Reconciliation

Christopher Kelly’s colleague Prof. Peter Sassenroth won a competition to build a non-denominational church in no-man’s land in Prenzlauer Berlin. A gentle building with an inner core of rammed earth....

Christopher Kelly at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale

Christopher Kelly visited the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale this week, and visited the New Zealand pavilion in the Palazzo Pisani S. Maria. The title chosen by curator Rem Koolhaas for the Exhibit...

Christopher Kelly Venice Architecture Biennale
Hobsonville Point Small Affordable Housing AW

Axis Series Small Home Test Lab

Architecture Workshop collaborated closely with and developed these small detached houses in response to an innovative brief developed by David Irwin of Isthmus Group and Katja Lietz of the Hobsonvill...

AW Strategy 2 for Akepiro Street, Mixed-use Housing Competition

The Akepiro mixed-use housing competition will be exhibited at the Auckland Art Gallery from the 10th - 12th of August. Come along to the Salon des Refusés! The most adventurous of our competition str...

Mixed use Housing Competition Architecture Workshop
Akepiro Street Mixed use Housing AW

AW Strategy Overview for Akepiro Street, Mixed-use Housing Competition

Seventy six entries were recieved for the Akepiro Street, brown field mixed-use housing competition. We didn’t make the cut. All in all, about $1.0 million of design time was invested by architects to...

TV Guide’s commentary on Christopher Kelly

TV Guide recently published an article reflecting on Christopher's appearance on the TV1 series Art of the Architect, focusing on the build at 120 Oriental Parade. In the words of Kelly, “One of the r...

Christopher Kelly Architect TV Series
New Landscapes Wooden Architecture Waitomo

AW’s Waitomo Caves Visitor Centre Published in A+U Journal

We are very pleased to have our Waitomo Caves Visitor Centre project recently published in the prestigious A+U Japanese journal, New Landscapes of Wooden Architecture (Issue 524). 

Christopher Kelly Appears on Art of the Architect TV Series

Check out Christopher Kelly on Episode 3 of TV1’s recent series ‘Art of the Architect’ as Architecture Workshop with Holmes Construction bring Andrew and Sumi’s dream house to completion in Oriental P...

Art Architect Wellington TV Kelly
chris kelly small house talk

VIDEO: Christopher Kelly on Affordable Housing Designs for Hobsonville Small Home Test Lab

Watch Christopher Kelly explain the thinking behind the Hobsonville Small Home Test Lab, in this video. From a clean transition between the inside and the outside of proposed design alternatives, to i...

Ugly Houses Good? Think Again.

We were compelled to comment on the Sunday Star Times recent article, “Ugly houses good: English” - in which Bill English went on record as saying "Ok we might have to get a bit ugly but actually a lo...

Small Home Beautiful Architecture Workshop
Affordable Home Luxury Design

Architecture Workshop Designs Affordable Houses for Small Home Test Lab

We have designed three affordable houses for the Small Home Test Lab at Hobsonville Point. Over 700 people have visited the show homes so far and 70% of people surveyed said they would happily or very...

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