Why your dream home might not work on the property you’ve purchased

Our island country has a way of dictating what kind of designs we can get away with when plotting our houses across its oftentimes challenging terrain. Wellington, for example, is surrounded by seawater and set upon harsh, rocky hills that meet some of the world’s mightiest winds head on. If you’re designing a home in [...]

2018-11-19T10:13:19+00:00October 8th, 2018|

Designing on a budget: where to begin

Finding that all-important balance between budget and personal taste can be challenging for homeowner hopefuls. With the right connections and an experienced Wellington architect, that balancing act can go from drama to dream home in a snap – it takes a few meetings and some careful planning but we’ll do our best to make your [...]

2018-11-19T10:13:00+00:00October 8th, 2018|

Designing a home for future generations to enjoy

Could there be anything more romantic than envisioning your children and grandchildren growing up in and enjoying your family home as much as you have? Designing a multi-generational home to suit any and all future family members is completely achievable, but there are going to be do’s and don’ts that you’ll want to familiarise yourself [...]

2018-11-19T10:13:26+00:00September 28th, 2018|

New place: more space (up-sizing your house design)

  Wellington architects are most commonly approached for bigger, better family home designs. Whether folk are looking to add extensions to their existing property or start quite literally from the ground up, the main goal we’re aiming to achieve is space space space. As families grow both in numbers and age, more rooms and altogether [...]

2018-11-19T10:13:34+00:00September 28th, 2018|

Key landscaping elements for your Wellington house design

In addition to Wellington house design, the talented architects at Moore Design and Draughting offer landscaping services to homeowners looking to maximise their property for the warmer months ahead. If you’re planning to prepare your own personal paradise around the exterior of your home, let us both inform and inspire you with a few key [...]

2018-11-19T10:13:43+00:00September 11th, 2018|

Downsizing your Wellington home: you’ll wish you’d done it sooner!

Believe it or not, many Wellingtonians have traded in their vast family homes for something a little cosier. When the baby birds have flown and children’s rooms are vacated, a smaller living space is a practical and ultimately more fun option for many Wellington homeowners – now, you can have your home exactly as you [...]

2018-11-19T10:13:51+00:00September 11th, 2018|

Overcoming the challenge of a sloping Wellington property

Stand along any square inch of Wellington’s waterfront and take in the view of the city around you. What do you see? Hills. Kilometers and kilometers of them! We love our cool little capital city, but its abnormally hilly terrain makes it an awkward place for securing level plots of land. Because most of the [...]

2018-11-19T10:14:00+00:00August 29th, 2018|

Letting in the light: designing your building for light optimization

  Architecture can be a wonderful tool. Your architect can help you save money and create an environmentally-friendly building simply by designing your home to maximise on natural light. More of us are looking for sustainable solutions to apply to our offices, retail buildings, schools and homes. Lighting is possibly the most important component of [...]

2018-11-19T10:14:11+00:00August 20th, 2018|

The process of designing a commercial building in Wellington (Part 2)

The construction of a commercial building in Wellington starts with architecture and moves forward into a tangible monument to clever design and commerce. Designing a commercial building in Wellington means following strict steps that follow the building through from design to completion. In our last blog, we covered the early steps in which we (your [...]

2018-11-19T10:14:19+00:00August 7th, 2018|

Building a Wellington investment property designed for profit

In a competitive property market, making your home stand out among the crowd is going to involve a lot more than fancy furniture and pretty views. Wellington house design is usually done to accommodate as many people as possible comfortably within close proximity to the city: our buzzing hub of business. We’ve all got to [...]

2018-11-19T10:14:25+00:00August 7th, 2018|