Archive for the ‘The Architecture’ Category

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 […]