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.




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

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

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

Romantic and rustic on the outside, this home changes its tune when you enter its dynamic, sculptural interiors. The design loosely comprises three visually separate but connected bar...

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

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...

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...

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 ...

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

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

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

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