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Moore Design and Draughting: What We Do (part 2)

Rendering your developed design At long last, your Wellington architect can develop a design with you. All the meticulous meetings and measurements will produce tangible fruit at this stage as they come together to create your initial design. At this point we’ve got ‘perfection’ at the top of our priority list. We’ll discuss and apply [...]

2017-03-27T09:35:39+00:00 March 27th, 2017|

Moore Design and Draughting: What We Do (part 1)

Wondering what to expect from your Wellington architect when getting your home designed or altered? You don’t need to prepare for scary surprises: the team at Moore Design and Draughting will always take the time to walk you – with great detail – through the architectural process. Step by step, let’s take a look at [...]

2017-03-08T12:25:38+00:00 March 8th, 2017|

Benefits of 3D drawing a Wellington property: residential

A 3D picture paints 3000 words No matter how many hand gestures or uses of fancy architectural terminology get passed around, the communication between draughtsman and client over house plans in Wellington or Lower Hutt can tend to get messy. While the saying goes that a picture paints 1000 words, you can imagine just how [...]

2017-02-20T15:06:20+00:00 February 20th, 2017|

‘Kiwi architecture’: is it a thing?

Timber exterior wall cladding, internal and external stair cases which appear to float, interior walls lined in plywood displaying intricate and interesting grains, buildings placed on landscapes planted in native shrubs, bush and trees -- these are some of the prominent features of New Zealand's best residential architecture. But do we have a distinctive style [...]

2017-02-10T08:37:38+00:00 February 10th, 2017|

Part two: the perfect family home ‘add-ons’

The perfect family home might just be the one you’re currently in...when it’s had a few alterations, that is. We’ve got a few ideas for house alterations in Wellington that will step your family home up a notch or two! When you first employed house designers in Wellington, we imagine you would have opted to [...]

2017-01-11T09:55:47+00:00 January 11th, 2017|

What makes the ‘perfect’ first family home

The perfect home in which to raise the little ones seems to sit steadfast at the top of every young kiwi family’s priority list these days. Whether you’re planning a family, starting one or have a few little ones darting about already...this blog post is for you! Today we are looking at a few factors [...]

2016-12-19T09:14:46+00:00 December 19th, 2016|

Designing a home to handle and host everyone these holidays

Do you find yourself the default host for all the end-of-year family gatherings? Does your home convert to a makeshift bed and breakfast while the extended relatives are in town and in need of a cozy place to crash? Chances are, if you’ve hosted the family Christmas party every year...you’ll understand the struggle of packing [...]

2016-12-06T14:31:41+00:00 December 6th, 2016|

Contemporary New Zealand Home Favorites: Pitch, landscape and wall

Pitched roof homes Also known as a gable roof, pitched roof homes are probably the most popular design-wise in our country! Kiwis love a beautifully layered gable-clad home, and often opt to construct the 'triangle space' in their pitched roof with richly colored wood. Pitched roof homes offer those designing a home in Wellington with [...]

2016-11-21T11:36:28+00:00 November 21st, 2016|

Contemporary New Zealand Home Favorites: Box and Stick

Last month we offered an introduction to commonly constructed New Zealand home designs that architects nationwide are adopting. This week, we’re going to take a look at two of the most popular (and successful) kiwi home styles you can request when you talk to your Wellington house designer. First up: the box form Here is [...]

2016-11-04T13:52:40+00:00 November 4th, 2016|

Contemporary New Zealand Home Favorites

Architecture is as unique to any country as its own language. Architects in New Zealand have steadily formed our own ‘architectural language’: one that has steadily gained confidence as challenges are met with the visual reward of beautifully finished homes. Our homes are built to stand and meet head-on the various elements and terrains of [...]

2016-10-20T08:24:57+00:00 October 20th, 2016|