Proud to be the 25th Certified Passive House Designer in New Zealand – Max Gough

Every year, the Passivhaus Institut in Germany issues certifications to designers and industry consultants who have either passed a notoriously tough written exam, or designed and managed a Passive House project through to certified completion. Towards the end of 2014, I attended an intensive two week preparation course with the Passive…

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The Basin Needs Some Bold Thinking

As a lover of cricket and having visited plenty of fantastic grounds around the world over the years, I'm struck with how Wellington's magnificent Basin Reserve holds the potential to be even better than it is. During the recent heated debate over the adjacent NZTA scheme to place…

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Architecture Open

As we are all aware life in Christchurch is not exactly the norm. With words such as relift, foundation replacement and reclad becoming the vernacular, it has become a city of people thrown into rebuild and repair situations they never dreamt would be carried out on their homes. In response…

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MPI Multipurpose Building, Wallaceville

Sheltered amongst three mature tōtara and a line of oak trees stands the Ministry for Primary Industries' (formerly the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry) new Multipurpose Building in Wallaceville, Upper Hutt. It provides a much-needed facility for one of New Zealand’s leading research centres. The multipurpose building…

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Whenuapai School - Administration Building

The aim of designing a new administration building for Whenuapai Primary School was to create not only a welcoming entrance to the school but also to include the school’s identity within the design.  S&T achieved this by moving the location of the building to the…

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