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First Light Studio: The Whitby Residence is a simple and elegant farmhouse designed for suburban living. It has been carefully crafted to strike a balance between public and private spaces, featuring a central courtyard/deck that serves as a seamless transition between the indoors and outdoors. Its flexible living areas can be adapted to suit vario...
Project name
Two Gables
Architecture firm
First Light Studio
Location
Nelson, New Zealand
Photography
David Hensel Photography
Having previously lived in a large country property in Greytown, the clients’ vision was to downsize into a smaller home that was warmer, drier and easier to maintain, while still providing a comfortable and inviting space for extended family to visit. As a home designed for life, the dwelling needed to be energy efficient, low maintenance, wheelch...
Project name
Four Corners
Architecture firm
First Light Studio
Location
Wairarapa, New Zealand
Photography
David Hensel
The built form draws its inspiration from the natural landforms and the historical process of shifting rock forms that created the Remarkable Mountain range that provides the backdrop to Jacks Point. A simple gable form is shifted along its ridge line to create a bold, sharp, form reminiscent of the jagged mountains beyond.
Project name
Jacks Point Rise
Architecture firm
First Light Studio
Location
Queenstown, New Zealand
Photography
Andy Spain
Nestled amidst the picturesque hillsides of Brooklyn, Wellington, "The Twins" stand as a testament to the vision and collaboration of two directors from First Light Studio. This project, aptly named "The Twins," revolves around the concept of duality, it represents an ingenious solution to the challenges posed by the Wellington housing market while...
Project name
The Twins
Architecture firm
First Light Studio
Location
Brooklyn, Wellington, New Zealand
Photography
David Hensel
In the beachside suburb of Miramar, Wellington, lies Darlington, the first completed FLiP 'Wide', an illustration of inter-generational living brought to life in a modest backyard. With life quickly becoming marked by distance and busy schedules, the desire for intergenerational living is stronger than ever.
Project name
Darlington
Architecture firm
FLiP Homes
Location
Wellington, New Zealand
Photography
David Hensel
Located between Wellington’s creative Cuba quarter and the central business district, 129 Willis Street was earthquake prone and ready for a refurbishment. Previously home to three small commercial tenants, the refurbished office transformed the dark, inefficiently laid-out space into a lofty, open plan work space, suited to the modern working envi...
Project name
Willis Street Strengthening / Renovation
Architecture firm
First Light Studio
Location
Wellington, New Zealand
Photography
David Hensel
The Meridian First Light House - proudly taken to America to win a podium finish in a global competition - began life within Victoria University’s School of Architecture and Design, when a small student group gained entry into the prestigious US Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon. With a keen focus on research and design, the team set out to ta...
Project name
Meridian First Light House
Architecture firm
First Light Studio
Location
Waimarama, New Zealand. Also Wellington NZ, and Washington DC! Not a typical project, this was an entry to the US Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon
Photography
Paul McCredie