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October has arrived and with it a changing landscape – and hopefully warmer and calmer weather for building projects – as we enter spring. This month's newsletter details recent projects we've been working on in the studio, happenings in the world of architectural, plus a call for job applicants and expressions of interest for 2017. It's all go! Have a great month.

Tim - Director
new work studio /
tim nees architects


Taylor's Mistake Update

Everyone is very excited that building is about to start on site this month for the Taylor's Mistake House. It will be a busy summer! The concept for this home is to support simple and flexible living. Perched on a ledge above Taylor's Mistake Bay, the house's structure has evolved into a collection of elegant objects. 

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Grafton Street Housing

The lack of affordable housing is prominently featured in the media at the moment, so it was great to have a client approach us to create a design for them. Grafton Street Housing is a medium density, affordable housing development in Waltham for NZ Mainco.

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Port Levy House Update

Final designs have now been polished, we’re looking forward to getting planning approval and starting the build on this home situated on a rural block with views out to Port Levy Harbour.

Our client’s brief for a secluded rural cottage was simply to be off the grid and sustainable. Visual inspiration was taken from the farming vernacular, with repetitive roof forms also acknowledging the shape of the hillsides on both sides of the valley.

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NZIA Architecture Week 2016

NZIA Architecture Week 2016 has come and gone and as expected it was excellent! This year's Architecture Week theme was Housing the Future and events were held in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington during 19-25 September 2016. Christchurch began the week with an exhibition of architects residences at the NZIA meeting space in Cambridge Terrace.

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FESTA - Coming up!

FESTA, the Festival of Transitional Architecture is on over Labour Weekend and it’s packed full of inspiring, creative events once again. The theme for this year’s festival is We Have the Means, which focuses on making the most of the resources available – in terms of people and their skills and knowledge; and reusable materials.

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The Risk of Being Nowhere

I recently wrote and article for The Press that features my selection of the city’s greatest hits in the Christchurch rebuild, plus my views on how and what is needed to create a great city and from the memories of it's previous incarnation to engage current visitors and residents.

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Job Opportunity at Tim Nees Architects

We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic graduate architect with 2 - 3 years experience to work with us on a range of interesting residential and commercial projects in and around Christchurch. Design and documentation experience essential, Archicad preferred. Please send your CV to
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Looking Forward to 2017

Are you considering a new commercial or residential build in 2017? We are looking for great clients to work with to produce exceptional buildings. As always, all enquiries are welcome.

Contact Tim via:
Telephone: 03 365 4703
Mobile: 021 846 333

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