Our Space Architecture

Creating spaces for happier people

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT OSA

Eco-design: What is it, and why is it so important?

Eco-design: What is it, and why is it so important? Eco-design, sustainable design, green design- whatever you prefer to call it! They’re all about the same thing; building GOOD things in a GOOD way. Eco-design is not just a design approach, but it is rooted in principle. The principle that…

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Eco-design: What is it, and why is it so important?
Our TOP TIPS for building your forever home

Our TOP TIPS for building your forever home

Our TOP TIPS for building your forever home Building your forever home is one of the most exciting processes to go through! We love talking with bright-faced prospective homeowners. They are always full of ideas, questions, and itching with anticipation! There are many moving parts when it comes to creating…

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What on Earth is Biophilic Design?

What on Earth is Biophilic Design? Did you know that the average person spends more than 90% of their time indoors? Humans are not designed to be exclusively inside creatures. Due to this gradual shift in evolution, many professionals and individuals consider how their inside space impacts them as a…

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What on Earth is Biophilic Design?

About our company

Buildings sit around us for a long time. They consume large amounts of energy both in their making and in their use. Even the richest societies cannot afford to renew and replace them frequently. Their permanence makes them an important part of our collective identity, our security, and our civilisation. Fine buildings fill us with delight and comfort, whilst wasteful buildings are ugly and immensely damaging.

With over 30 years of experience, OSA is a practice committed to delivering unique quality design solutions individually tailored to the needs of the client. Our goal is to create value through innovative, inspirational yet environmentally sustainable architecture that will defy the test of time.

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How we do it

We don’t work all that differently to other design firms, but the impact of having a 6+ Homestar rated building is massive (and it actually saves you money in the long run). Our focus is on your needs as a client, but to add an informed perspective to improve the spaces we spend our time. 

We work closely with the Superhome Movement, to ensure our homes are in line with better building technology and design understanding, more common in other countries, but very applicable to our climate. 

At OSA, energy efficient design is our greatest passion. It is paramount for us to utilise the natural resources that Mother Nature has given us, which results in water and energy savings and promotes a healthy lifestyle. Buildings should be a machine that functions in itself to provide a healthy, comfortable, and affordable space for us to live and work in. 

“Architecture is really about well-being. I think that people want to feel good in a space… On the one hand it’s about shelter, but it’s also about pleasure.” – Zaha Hadid

LET'S CHAT

If you have any questions or are ready to start a project, make contact with us today.

  • Phone
    +64 9 837 2486
  • Email
    yvette@osa.co.nz
  • Office time
    9am - 5pm