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Case Studies

How other designers are using architectural products around New Zealand.

April 2020

Lighting Brings New Dimension to Architect’s Own Home

When it came to designing the lighting for his own home in Remuera, Architect Paul Clarke, worked with Inlite to enhance the look of the home at night and create little moments of joy.

Beautiful Clay Bricks Add Texture and Precision to Home Interior

Beautiful Clay Bricks Add Texture and Precision to Home Interior

The beautiful Terca St Ives Cream Rustica brings texture and sophistication to the interior of this Hamilton home. 

Innovative Ideas and First Windows & Doors for Appealing Prefabricated Prototype

Innovative Ideas and First Windows & Doors for Appealing Prefabricated Prototype

Innovative ideas and First Windows & Doors made this prefabricated prototype so appealing its designers moved in.

Timber Veneer Brings Drama and Elegance to Kitchen Showroom

Timber Veneer Brings Drama and Elegance to Kitchen Showroom

Plymasters Beam Smoked Oak Veneer adds texture and depth to the Rowsons Kitchen & Joinery showroom.

Add an Artisan Touch to Customise Muros Walls

Add an Artisan Touch to Customise Muros Walls

Add creative flair and bespoke vision by transforming Muros textured walls using paint, plaster or promotional images.

Kiwi Innovation Brings Energy to Commercial and Educational Ceilings

Kiwi Innovation Brings Energy to Commercial and Educational Ceilings

With Asona, designers have a wide range of ceiling options to choose from, including lay-in ceiling tile with wood prints, open-cell mesh panels, floating cloud panels, perforated panels and more.

Interesting Use of Textured Powder Coat Finish

Interesting Use of Textured Powder Coat Finish

Designed especially for architectural detailing on exterior fittings, Dulux’s Mannex textured powder coat finish was a clever touch for this perimeter fencing.

Sustainable Glulaminated Timber a Perfect Fit for Green School NZ

Sustainable Glulaminated Timber a Perfect Fit for Green School NZ

Known for using their glulaminated timber to create unique spaces that bring communities together, Techlam NZ were the ideal structural component supplier for Green School NZ. 

Airtightness Layer Contributes to Low Energy Rotorua Home

Airtightness Layer Contributes to Low Energy Rotorua Home

A blower door test was performed and the home achieved an airtightness level of 1.3 ACH (air changes per hour). 

Jacobsen Flooring Contributes to Tūranga Christchurch

Jacobsen Flooring Contributes to Tūranga Christchurch

Shaw carpet tiles, Nora and Regupol Rubber flooring, and Tredsafe safety nosings were used to create a welcoming space for Christchurch's Tūranga library.

Vantage Rises to the Challenge in New University Building

Vantage Rises to the Challenge in New University Building

A complex Vantage facade that featured twisting aluminium sun control fins added an extra sparkle to a prize-winning Tauranga building.

Black Gloss Spouting Provides Crisp Look for Marsden Cove Home

Black Gloss Spouting Provides Crisp Look for Marsden Cove Home

The gloss black finish worked beautifully with the light grey weatherboards while providing the durability required for the coastal location. 

Create Interesting Features with Solatube Tubular Daylighting Devices

Create Interesting Features with Solatube Tubular Daylighting Devices

Establish visual focus using natural light and decorative pendant fixtures or other materials.

CoralTread Provides First Line of Defence for an Icon

CoralTread Provides First Line of Defence for an Icon

Closed following the 2011 earthquakes, the Christchurch Town Hall reopened in 2019 following a major strengthening and restoration project.

New Polished Plaster Finish Enhances Inner City Office

New Polished Plaster Finish Enhances Inner City Office

The new Otsumigaki Japanese-inspired clay/lime plaster creates a smooth, tactile finish for UBS' workspace in central Auckland. 

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