The Difference Architectural Design Makes to a New Office Space

If your business has secured a new workspace and you’re thinking about how to fit out the interior, working with a design architect can make all the difference. A lot goes into creating an office that is as beautiful as it is productive, as healthy as it is practical, a space that engages employees and impresses clients. Here’s how our Tauranga design architecture firm approaches the design of a new office space.

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Six Lighting Tips for Architecturally Designed Homes

If you’re getting an architect to design a new home in Tauranga, lighting should be high on your list of priorities. From pendants to lamps, windows to sconces, lighting contributes to both the functionality and the aesthetic of any home. Here are six noteworthy lighting tips from our talented architects.

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Six Design Tips When Building a Beachy Home in Tauranga

Coastal. Beachy. Seaside. As a design architecture firm working in Tauranga, we hear these terms from our clients all the time. Over the past couple decades, the idea of a coastal home has evolved from a utilitarian bach to a family home that is well-worn and well-loved all year long. If you want to build a beachy home in Tauranga, here are our top six design tips.

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Designing a House with Winter in Mind

In Tauranga, many homes are built wonderfully for the summer with plenty of sunlight and indoor-outdoor flow. Unfortunately, far fewer can stand up to the cold and draughty conditions that our winters can bring. The benefit of getting in touch with a design architecture firm in winter is that handling the cold weather will be a bigger priority. Here are some of the ways that we design houses with winter in mind.

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How to Share Your Design Visions with an Architect

If you’re at the start of an architecture project, your mind is probably buzzing with ideas. Flashes of colour, textures and house layouts are constantly popping into your head. It’s a great idea to share your design visions with your architect at the outset, but sometimes this is easier said than done. Here are some useful tips to get on the same page as your architectural designer from the start.

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How to Blend Sustainability with Architectural Design

At Powerhouse Architectural, sustainability is at the core of our design work. It’s 2021: we believe that modern design needs to incorporate the traditional principals of architecture – functionality and aesthetics – while also being environmentally-friendly. Here are six techniques that our architectural designers use to incorporate sustainability in our design.

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