Archive for the ‘The Architecture’ Category

Embracing Nature in Early Learning Environments

Providing rich opportunities for exploration and discovery, indoors and out, this new preschool in Halswell provides an engaging early learning […]

The B Word

When planning new home projects, conversations about budget and expectations should start early. Don’t wait until the design is underway, […]

Designing for change

Is it possible to design a family home today that will stay in synch with changing needs through future years? […]

Architecture adapting in uncertain times

Through these past few challenging months, ‘home’ has been at the centre of our ‘bubble’ lifestyles. Ways of living and […]

Distance no barrier to achieving inspiring architecture

Whether planning a new home in Canterbury or further afield, a consistent quality design process should be achievable. Architect Craig […]

QT Magazine – Constructive Communication

South Architects director Craig South says often the practice of architecture can appear quite formal but his firm believes that […]

Summer of discovery in Ōtautahi Christchurch

Our urban city centre is becoming a vibrant, interesting place. As you prepare for the summer break, architect Craig South […]

Opening new doors on city living

Buyers seeking a newly built city apartment will find plenty on the market. But what if people want something else, […]

Architectural forum attracts positive response

South Architects’ initiative ArchiChat is resonating strongly with people who share their passion for design and the architectural process. As […]

Bringing people together to talk Architecture

South Architects’ opened an exciting conversation on architecture with the wider community earlier this year via their new ArchiChat Group. […]

Breaking down myths about Architects

Misconceptions about architects and how they work can be off-putting for those weighing up whether to use their services. In […]

Designing for Community

City housing initiatives that promote a sense of community are sparking growing interest. As architect Craig South explains, such housing […]

You & Your Architect – a Creative Partnership

Every person is unique. As architect Craig South explains, your home should also uniquely reflect who you are and how […]

Responding creatively to Design Guidelines

Meeting design guidelines for particular sites is a must, but architect Craig South argues there is still plenty of room […]

Balancing Architecture with Interior Design

Rather than treating interior design as a finishing touch, architect Craig South suggests a collaborative approach can be much more […]

Welcome to the Waterfront

Christchurch’s new city waterfront is transforming how people engage with the city and Te Papa Ōtakaro/Avon River. Architect Craig South […]

A positive way forward

Architect Craig South suggests a new campaign promoting Christchurch’s spirit of exploration is a good fit with the city’s past […]

Embracing our accessible city

Architect Craig South takes a look at how Christchurch’s growing cycle and pedestrian infrastructure is poised to transform the city’s […]

Protecting your home investment

In the wake of another big building firm collapse, architect Craig South offers insights on safeguarding your home for the […]

Puzzle turning to promise in central city

Architect Craig South reviews progress on the Christchurch rebuild and finds a city on the cusp of an exciting future. […]

Enduring Architecture

Architect Craig South explores the positive impact quality, well-considered design can have on a family’s future. After recently catching up […]

A New Approach To An Old Problem

Architect Craig South explores an alternative to the norm when it comes to central city living. Architecture is typically viewed […]

Central Christchurch: A Unique Neighbourhood- The Kilmore Street Apartments

As we have previously discussed, a successful city needs to have a mixture of housing typologies, each suiting a different […]

Central Christchurch: A Unique Neighbourhood- Peterborough Housing Co-Operative

As demonstrated in The Cambridge Terrace home, not all central city living is high rise and high density. There are […]