Abodo, Cardrona announced

A $6 million development starting in the Cardrona Valley early next year is not designed to showcase holiday chalets but a new eco-friendly radiata pine product, used as cladding for both internal and external use. Abodo Wood director Daniel Gudsell, of Auckland, said he expected it to take some time to build up interest and orders for the cladding but the chalet development would introduce the product to the market. “We wanted something suitable for the dry and harsh conditionsRead more

Eco Home

Three projects by Assembly Architects feature in Eco Home by Melinda Williams.  Published by Penguin Random House, the book presents the modern home in a room by room format, focusing on structure, materials, insulation and systems, as well as wider eco issues.    Wright house, Rammed Earth house and Sawtooth are featured for their various eco credentials and solutions.  Read more

NZIA National Award 2018 shortlisting x2

This week, Architecture Now announced the shortlist for the New Zealand Institute of Architects national awards programme.  Two Assembly projects have made the shortlist – Sawtooth in the housing category, and Binoculars in the multi-unit housing category. The two projects are the only Queenstown Lakes projects on the Shortlist.  The houses will be visited in person by the National Jury, led by Convenor Richard Goldie. Binoculars recently won accolades at the Master builders awards for Bennie Builders.      Read more


Assembly designed Stackbrae features in the latest HOME New Zealand magazine in their “off the shelf” section dedicated to solving the housing crisis with clever thinking… Pick up a copy today!Read more

Binoculars wins NZIA 2018 Southern Architecture Award

2018 Southern Architecture Awards Winner The Binoculars houses picked up a New Zealand Institute of Architects 2018 Southern Architecture Award at a ceremony held at Toitu, Otago Settlers Museum on Friday 8 June.  The project won the only award in the multi-unit housing category. Clients Paddy and Brian Stafford-Bush were thrilled with the award, and celebrated the award with their daughter Mia and son-in-law James Bennie of Bennie Builders, who built the award winning home. The award citation is below:Read more