Welcome to OSA

Creating spaces for happier people

Why are we here

Kiwis should live in homes and buildings that are comfortable and don’t make them sick. Period. When it comes to this we generally think of old state housing, but the truth is that 90% of new builds are built to the minimum standard allowed by the building code, which is only just 3+ stars out of a possible 10. 

OSA is here to design building solutions at a minimum Homestar 6 rating, and make our buildings healthier like others around the world. We’re striving for better building standards in New Zealand to support the health, wellbeing and happiness of Kiwis, now and for years to come. 

Interested to hear more? Find out how we’re doing it below… 

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
    admin@osa.co.nz
  • Office time
    9am - 5pm

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