Coveted Crib: The Dalman House

As if I needed more of a reason to immigrate to New Zealand, now I'm presented with some of the beautiful work of Dalman Architects. Located in the city of Christchurch, the firm's commitment to sustainability and adaptive designs make it one of New Zealand's top residential architects.

I was particular drawn to a house created for the firm's lead architect and his family. Constructed from honed concrete block and Zincalume, a metallic-coated sheet steel, this home has a distinctly modern, streamlined look. Featured in the book Top Houses From Down Under by Robin Beaver, it has also been widely published in architectural journals, and also won the NZIA and Master Builders awards in 2004.

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