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.

Material matters

How long does it take to build a new home? Using 42 custom panels of solid engineered pine meant the structure of this house went up in just 10 days Read more

Like being on holiday all year round

With extensive harbour views from nearly every room and an infinity edge clifftop, you'd never want to leave this home Read more

Strong house in a strong land

Environments don't come more rugged and beautiful than the surrounds of Lake Wanaka in the Southern Alps. This home design echoes that ruggedness while offering cosy interiors to beat the mountain weather Read more

Romantic French farmhouse exterior – but step inside!

Romantic and rustic on the outside, this home kind of changes its tune when you enter its dynamic, sculptural interiors. The design loosely comprises three visually separate but conne... Read more

Using commercial construction material injects drama into this new home

Tilt-slab construction and 3m-high floor-to-ceiling glass come together to shape a spectacular home, where the views and interiors jostle for attention Read more

Renovated home benefits from new natural slatted timber cladding and substantial glazing

A dramatic cladding rethink and manipulation of internal spaces, including raised ceilings, has brought this home a more contemporary sensibi... Read more

Contemporary living meets a cottage look on this new home

Modern and spacious inside, this home pays homage to the local historic cottage aesthetic on the outside – a traditional mono pitch roof, the use of local schist stone and dark-s... Read more

Top to bottom – major home renovation creates a modern interior with everyday luxuries

You have the home you want ... but the look? Not so much. The owner of this home put thoughts into action – the result, a reinvented home, perf... Read more

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