4 Houzz Awards
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CoLab Architecture Ltd - NZIA Registered Practice NZIA No. 5314 Blair Paterson - Registered Architect NZRAB No. 3225 - NZIA No. 17315 Tobin Smith - Professional Member ADNZ - DINZ ADNZ No. 12001
CoLab Architecture is a small practice of two Directors, Tobin Smith and Blair Paterson, based in Christchurch New Zealand. Tobin is a creative designer with a wealth of experience in the building industry. He was a founding director of award-winning Form Architecture in 2005 and Tobin Smith design in 2010. Blair is a registered architect and graduate from the University of Auckland. He spent ten formative years in the Christchurch offices of Warren and Mahoney, followed by MAP, before co-founding CoLab in 2011. "We like architecture to be visually powerful, intellectually elegant, and above all timeless. For us, timeless design is achieved through simplicity and strength of concept - in other words, a single idea executed beautifully with a dedication to the details. We strive to create architecture that is conscious of local climate (hunker down in Winter / open up in Summer) and the environment (scale and relationship to other buildings and the natural environment)".
NZIA Registered Practice, NZIA Affiliated, ADNZ Affiliated, DINZ - 2016 NZIA Canterbury Branch Award (Bachelor Pad project).
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We worked with Colab Architecture for an internal project and they gave us a plan that was well designed and thought out. It was great to work with Colab on this project because it gave us a good understanding of how to best use our space whilst making it look and feel updated and modern.
August 22, 2017
Commented: Bachelor padHi there. The Cedar cladding was treated with a Resene Woodsman stain. The colour is Pitch Black. A Cool-Colour is recommended.
July 12, 2016
Commented: Room divider?The room dividers were custom made panels hung on a Hafele sliding door track.
May 18, 2016