Guide Hill Station Restoration Strategy

Mapping the Station Guide Hill Station is is home to many special treasures – a rich sheep farming heritage, spectacular mountains, amazing blue lakes and precious wildlife and ecosystems found nowhere else in the world. Interweaving the Cultural, Ecological and Productive Landscape The strategy simultaneously considers the cultural, productive, and ecological landscape. The restoration projects […]

Lowburn Ferry Vineyard Master Plan

Animating a Landscape Master Plan The master plan is presented as an animated narrative to reveal the landscape layers that are proposed to growing the Lowburn Ferry Vineyard.

Pyramid Valley Vineyard Masterplan

A Breathing Landscape and Waterscape System The narrative reveals three key systems – a water system, planting system and experiences. Each of this expresses an aspiration to connect with nature. Master plan A staged masterplan is developed to expand the existing pocket of the wetland, growing natural-made resources for many more generations of wine making […]

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Social Housing

Re-imagining the potential of housing Creating an inner-city garden for native birds and a catalyst for ecological urban renewal. Letting aspiration of looking after our native species shape the design Values of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu’s social housing project are supported through use of native species and associated landscape elements. Note decking ‘points to’ […]

Punakaiki Coastal Restoration Project

Growing a Wild Place In this project at Punakaiki, West Coast, a former farm and mining site is being transformed into native rainforest to help preserve and enhance the breeding habitat of the Tāiko Westland Petrel. This forest and coastline area is the only place in the world where they come to breed each year.  […]

Te Whenua Hou: a distributed forest

Leveraging the Opportunities Irrigation Bring The main design element’s swirling patterns draw its inspiration from the braided river forms of the Waimakariri River from which the water for irrigation of the property is taken. A distributed forest Artist impression of Te Whenua Hou planting design as seen from the air. The project establishes a distributed […]

Eden Project Christchurch Ōtautahi: Ki Uta Ki Tai

Site Context Anticipated sea level rise and effects from earthquakes in the red zone, Christchurch. A project driven by landscape, water and our environment Aerial view of the proposed design – A waterscape, a landscape, connecting the city to its river and its oceans. Sound Shell A performance space with 6000pax. capacity, for music, cultural, […]

Ararira Wetland Community Restoration Project

Reimagining the potential of the site Yarrs Flat Reserve is a large wetland at the mouth of the Ararira River on the northern margin of Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere. Although degraded ecologically, the site has enormous potential for involving the local community. Renaming the site The first step to unlocking the potential of the site has […]