Our Space Architecture

Creating spaces for happier people

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT OSA

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

What is Universal Design, and why is it important?

What is Universal Design, and why is it important? Universal design is a design approach that factors in the accessibility of the building or space to a wide range of people. As we know, we as humans are not a carbon copy of one another- so let’s stop designing buildings…

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What is Universal Design, and why is it important?
How to bring the outdoors INSIDE

How to bring the outdoors INSIDE

How to bring the outdoors INSIDE We love the green stuff! At OSA, we want to help you create a harmonious space that feeds your mind, body, and spirit. That means creating spaces that are inviting, healthy, emotion and thought-provoking, and nurturing. A fantastic way to do that is to…

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How to protect your home from flooding

How to protect your home from flooding Recently the City of Auckland went through a Hell-ish experience with extreme flooding throughout the city. Including emergency evacuations and up to 5500 damaged homes throughout pockets of Auckland, some people were trapped for days and cut off from supply access due to…

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How to protect your home from flooding

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