Paul King | Freelance Architect

How well did your architect perform?

There are literally hundreds of things that an architect does for you behind...

Are You Really Ready to Build?

Problems? What problems? If you are building for the first time, it is...
I wonder who designed a fence themselves?

Common Design Mistakes #1: Fencing

Can you spot the fence design mistake?
Reducing Building Costs

Reducing Building Costs

(A version of this article was published in The Press newspaper, Christchurch, and...

Cost to Build a House

This would have to be one of the most often asked questions I...

Ideas to Remember

It strikes me that the terms of reference for the CERA earthquake memorial...

Christchurch Cathedral Rebuilding

In May 2012, and again in December 2013, I had the privilege of...

Red Tape vs Ratepayers

Be warned, this article is something of a personal rant. I was advised...

Architects on the Christchurch Rebuild

As an urgent public service response to Christchurch’s recent devastating earthquakes, a good...

Christchurch ’48 Hours’ Competition

Christchurch Architects were put to the challenge recently, with a design competition to...