New Zealand TIDA Homes

For more than 30 years, Trends has promoted great home design ideas through its print, digital and online media.

The Trends International Design Awards – TIDAs – take that involvement to the next level with the search for the best kitchens, bathrooms and homes across a number of the countries where Trends has a presence.

Modern extension celebrates contrast with existing traditional villa

It's an age-old renovation/extension conundrum, do you blend your addition in or have it stand out in sharp contrast? The latter was the case on this project, where ... Read more

Playful, angular home makes all the right connections

What's in a house design's orientation? Answer: everything, or at the least it plays an integral part as this surprising, in-tune house by Urban Function Architecture demonstrates Read more

Developed with design continuity throughout

Three state-of-the-art homes are staggered on a sloping site to catch all-day sun Read more

Three-pavilion home connects with mountain landscape through material palette and form

Featuring local schist and looking to Lake Wanaka and Treble Cone skifields, this gable-roofed home is fully immersed in its scenery Read more

Modernising renovation creates open-plan living zone at rear of home

From retention tanks to digging the garage in under the house, a lot of behind the scenes work went into this expansive, lifestyle-changing renovation Read more


Gabled pavilions used in new home design help overcome planning and site restrictions Read more

Large house on difficult steep slope is partly dug into the hillside to create a basement platform for the upper levels

This multi-level house by Mason & Wales transforms into a glass and steel pavilion on the top levels, op... Read more

It’s a wrap

Intriguing architectural resolution – the angular forms of this costal home ensure privacy from the street, while maximising the water views Read more

Simple form, balanced proportions, clean lines

Family home designed in a long low form so as not to stand out on the hill and to maximise the views Read more

Four-level modern steel and glass home embraces its mountain and lakeside setting

Biophilia is defined as the connection humans have with the nature world – this Queenstown home reflects that by appealing to four of the five senses Read more

Villa's contemporary renovation makes it more spacious and liveable

An old Devonport villa received an extensive renovation to modernise and make the spaces better suit it's owners. The result is an impressively functional and contemp... Read more

Heritage home update balances traditional and current influences

Looks can be deceiving – that's definitely the case here. Hiding behind this historic villa's traditional facade is a much more modern home, thanks to its contemporary ex... Read more