There has been a surge in the development and adoption of smart home technology in recent years. Is New Zealand ready?
High-performance homes are carefully designed to optimize the house based on its specific geographic setting
Build a nature-harmonious home on Waiheke Island with locally sourced sustainable materials, efficient designs, native plants, and responsible water usage.
Homes on Waiheke Island are meeting the demand for luxury living with innovative projects including smart homes, sustainable features, and new amenities.
Designing modern homes on Waiheke Island requires blending the natural environment, local styles, luxury, sustainability, and social interaction.
There are pros and cons to renovating, buying, or building a property in New Zealand.
Quarter-acre blocks in New Zealand offer space, community and affordability, making them a desirable lifestyle option.
Designing coastal chic homes on Waiheke Island's waterfront, considering location, materials, colour scheme, and decor to reflect natural surroundings.
The process of designing a luxurious home on Waiheke Island, includes understanding the location, climate, materials, and sustainability.
Sustainable design is becoming a trend in luxury architectural design for homes on Waiheke Island, New Zealand.
Infill housing is building additional homes on existing residential sites, which is popular in New Zealand to solve the housing shortage and limit urban sprawl.
Real timber cladding is durable, low-maintenance, versatile and aesthetically pleasing, but beware of cheap imitations made from inferior materials.
Waiheke Island's luxury homes now incorporate smart home technology, enabling residents to control lighting, temperature, and security remotely.
New Zealand is in the middle of a materials shortage in construction - What does that actually mean?
A new problem has met the construction industry as shortages of plasterboard are causing many projects to grind to a halt.
Design your dream home on Waiheke Island with Modal Architecture. Define your requirements and develop your design.
Housing is changing in New Zealand, with the new Medium Density Residential Standards
Bathrooms are now being designed as spaces to unwind and relax - is this new style influenced by working from home?
Building consent: written approval for safe building work complying with regulations, requiring professional help for complex processes.
Build a sustainable home on Waiheke Island that complements its natural beauty, and creates an ultimate retreat with vineyards, beaches, and scenic views.
After much advocacy for the government to act, changes to building regulations were passed in late 2021. These changes will go into effect in August (2022).
Good architectural design adds value to your home by making it energy-efficient, easier to maintain and appealing to potential buyers.
Resource consents are for projects that impact natural resources. Building consents are for construction work and alterations to buildings.
We are pleased to announce that Modal Architecture is officially certified as a Homestar Practitioner office
Discover the benefits of indoor-outdoor living in Waiheke Island, NZ - a seamless connection between indoor and outdoor spaces.
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Modal helped us design the changes we wanted to make to our home. First time renovators, they were helpful with providing a clear service expectations. They took calls from our builders and provided updates - They even popped around to see the finished product recently too!
Kirsty and Dan Donbavand
We're very happy with Modal's performance on our house extension project. They were very approachable and had some great ideas to offer. They really listened to us and delivered a design in a timely manner that was exactly what we wanted.
Modal provided excellent early engagement with us on a Wellington house renovation project. They communicated quickly and were very responsive, visiting and patiently talking us through the options and steps.
Modal helped us with a significant reconfiguration and extension of our holiday home on Waiheke Island. They were a delight to work with, carefully explaining the ins and outs of all stages of the process and provided ongoing support and design options as we moved through ideas. Modal put the experience of your project at the forefront of their minds, delivering a quality space for us to enjoy regularly.
Modal’s work, timing and communication is spot on. From concept to detailed design through to consent they kept me involved and informed. Modal kept ahead of schedule. I'm really happy with the designs and the additions they made. They managed the consent process which went smoothly and are a team of relaxed but very professional individuals.
Modal helped us with a redesign of our office space at Aro, it was an absolute pleasure to work with Modal through this process. They saw our vision right away, to help us enrich our existing space without taking away all the unique characteristics. They were meticulous in the design process and guided us through each step, from proof of concept to adding the finishing touches - inevitably being featured on WellingtonNZs coolest offices blog. I would highly recommend Modal for any project that requires a great deal of creativity, attention to detail, and initiative.