Paul King | Freelance Architect


Are You Really Ready to Build?

Problems? What problems? If you are building for the first time, it is only natural that you would feel pretty excited and enthusiastic about getting

Reducing Building Costs

Reducing Building Costs

(A version of this article was published in The Press newspaper, Christchurch, and on the Stuff website on 4/7/2020) After “How much will it cost”, probably the

Cost to Build a House

Scenario 1: 2000/m2 This might get you the very worst of the bland building company designed / out-of-a-catalogue type houses: single story, the cheapest materials

Ideas to Remember

It strikes me that the terms of reference for the CERA earthquake memorial project almost entirely miss the point. Why are we limiting proposals to

Red Tape vs Ratepayers

Be warned, this article is something of a personal rant. I was advised by the Christchurch City Council recently that the processing of a Building

Architects on the Christchurch Rebuild

As an urgent public service response to Christchurch’s recent devastating earthquakes, a good number of Christchurch’s Architects who feel passionately about the city, including some

Christchurch ’48 Hours’ Competition

Christchurch Architects were put to the challenge recently, with a design competition to address the earthquake ravaged city centre. Starting at midday on 1st July

Auckland Waterfront Competition

Just found some work we did in a joint submission with some landscapers for the Queen’s Wharf architectural competition back in 2009, intended to provide

Stimulating Environments May Save Lives

(source: Katsnelson Stress has acquired a bad image as a contributor to disease, but a little stress may be no bad thing. Mice raised