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Wright House, Arrowtown

ABOUT Butel Park, to the West of Arrowtown is a residential development intended to comprise houses that reflect the historic Arrowtown Character, identified as being a simple architectural vernacular sitting on large sections completed with extensive gardens and deciduous trees, and not dominated by garage doors.  Like […]

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Rammed Earth House, Wanaka

ABOUT This home for a young family is arranged in 3 distinct wings, each with a different orientation for sun, view and connection to the landscape.  A low and angular entrance hall forms the centrepoint between the living rooms wing (lounge, kitchen and dining area), […]

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The Showcases at Britomart, Auckland

IMAGE GALLERY ABOUT Assembly, together with Dunning Thornton Consulting Engineers and Motm Architects Ltd for Stanley Group Ltd delivered the Showcases project in 100 days from receiving the concept sketches (prepared by Cheshire Architects Ltd for Cooper & Company).  The delivery involved the full slab, structural, […]

The Arrow Hotel

The Arrow Private Hotel, Arrowtown

Against the backdrop of the Arrow River this private hotel emerges from the schist slopes to accompany the existing historic stone cottage and stone walls that border the verdant site. Concrete walls that were formed against a mould of timber shingles provide a play on […]

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Kamalas Pavilion and Zoo Hub, Wellington Zoo

ARTICLE Wellington Zoo has, over the last few years, commissioned a number of buildings from architects as it rebuilds itself as a place for people to have “encounters” with animals. Zoos are funny creatures. Where once we would go to see an elephant and perhaps ride […]

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Butel Park House, Arrowtown

ABOUT Butel Park, to the West of Arrowtown is a residential development intended to comprise houses that reflect the historic Arrowtown Character, identified as being a simple architectural vernacular sitting on large sections completed with extensive gardens and deciduous trees, and not dominated by garage doors.  Like […]

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Waipatiki Beach House, Hawkes Bay

ABOUT The flat grassy site is in a recent subdivision in an established seaside community in Hawkes Bay.  It fronts a grassy reserve dotted with mature cabbage trees, edged by a stream, with dramatic seacliffs beyond that extend to the east coast beach. Assembly Architects’ […]

Winter 2013

House in the Vines, Gibbston Valley

  ABOUT The home is set among a family vineyard for single-estate pinot noir, pinot gris and sauvignon blanc wines.  Strict subdivision criteria allowed for the removal of 11 rows of vines to create the building site, also restricted with a 4.5m height limit.  The […]

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Villa Renovation, Wellington

ABOUT The house neighbours Premier House and therefore benefits from the verdant aspect, happily “borrowing” the tree vista in the new renovation.  The renovation included the removal of a fireplace, removing and replacing walls, new and resurfaced matai timber floors and trims, a new kitchen, […]

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Home Gymnasium, Cinema and Bar, Wairarapa

ABOUT Set atop a large garage – a richly detailed dark cinema sits in stark contrast to a bright white bar and balcony overlooking a formal garden.  Sound and light absorbing cinema walls and ceilings formed with black-painted matchstick cedar battens on acoustic backing creates […]

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City House Wellington

IMAGE GALLERY ABOUT Following our work on the owners Country house, we were asked to design a City house.  The houses were to share the owners aesthetic; but the Country house more country, and the City house more city. The predominant palette is black and white, expressed […]

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Art Studio, Waiheke Island

Emma Wright stands in front of her Assembly Architects designed studio on Waiheke Island. Built by her partner Graeme Woolmore and designed by her brother Justin Wright, the studio is a light filled space for Emma to produce and display her art. http://emmawright.co.nz Photo credit […]

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Tuwharetoa Marae Ablution Blocks

IMAGE GALLERY ABOUT In 2012, Justin and Louise relocated to the Central North Island to provide architect services for Tuwharetoa Marae redevelopments in a design build collaboration with Stanley Construction. The project came about as a result of the Central North Island Iwi Collective settlement.  A bulk […]

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Eisenhofer House Kitchen, Lower Hutt

This kitchen and courtyard project involved alterations to an existing Eisenhofer house in Lower Hutt.  An existing laundry and kitchen made way for an enlarged kitchen space which incorporated a family dining table.  Existing solid timber cupboards and drawers were refurnished into new joinery to […]

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Wharekai, Kakahi Marae, Kakahi

  IMAGE GALLERY In 2012, Justin and Louise relocated to the Central North Island to provide architect services for Tuwharetoa Marae redevelopments. The project came about as a result of the Central North Island Iwi Collective settlement.  A bulk purchase of buildings was negotiated by Tuwharetoa for […]