Our Space Architecture

Creating spaces for happier people

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT OSA

For the indecisive Homeowner: Homebuilding Decision Checklist

For the indecisive Homeowner: Homebuilding Decision Checklist  Planning and building a home is one of the most stressful and exhilarating experiences many people will go through. It is time-consuming and often will come after YEARS of thinking, planning, researching and dreaming. When you’re finally getting close to pulling the trigger…

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For the indecisive Homeowner: Homebuilding Decision Checklist
Japandi design; the perfect marriage of comfort and functionality in a home

Japandi design; the perfect marriage of comfort and functionality in a home

Japandi design; the perfect marriage of comfort and functionality in a home Although Japan and Scandinavia may be more than 8000 km apart, design aspects of these two cultures have moulded together to create the idyllic design trend of Japandi. Japandi is a hybrid trend, marrying the timeless elegance of…

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To build or to buy; What is the right decision for your dream home?

To build or to buy; What is the right decision for your dream home? To build or buy? It’s become quite the debate. And the answer will be different depending on who you ask; where they are currently living, their income level, and what their life-plan holds. You also need…

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To build or to buy; What is the right decision for your dream home?

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