Grand Designs New Zealand

July 2017

Season 2, Episode 3 (Rusty House)

4.0 10 x
A couple escape the city to live a quiet life in an isolated Northland bay. They set about building an architectural showpiece - angled walls & rooflines clad in rusty weathering steel - that blends into the area.

Season 2, Episode 2 (Hemp Home)

4.0 34 x
Architect Chris Moller meets couple Greg Whitham and Gayle Avery who want to build a rustic French farmhouse-style home for their extended family, aiming to do so using hemp as a building material.

Season 2, Episode 1 (The Concreteologist)

3.0 4 x
Architect Chris Moller returns for a second season of Grand Designs New Zealand. In this episode a builder plans to push concrete to new limits to create a towering architectural home on the cliffs of Auckland.
June 2017

Season 1, Episode 8 (American Barn)

3.0 9 x
A couple import two historic barns from the US and plan to reassemble them on a rural site outside Auckland, then turn them into a modernist mansion. (A New Season of Grand Designs New Zealand starts July 9)

Season 1, Episode 7 (Straw Bale)

3.0 7 x
Inventor Mike & his partner Cathy, who has worked as a joiner, invite Chris Moller to chart progress on the construction of their straw bale and hemp house on South Island. (A New Season starts July 9)

Season 1, Episode 6 (Box House)

3.0 3 x
A couple push structural and logical planning to the limits to build their Grand Design on a crumbling cliff with a sheer drop to the sea below. (A New Season of Grand Designs New Zealand starts July 9)
August 2016

Season 1, Episode 5 (45 Degree House)

3.0 114 x
An architect attempts to build a four-storey family home on a steep slope overlooking Wellington - and has a creative solution to protecting it against earthquakes.

Season 1, Episode 4 (American Gothic)

3.0 110 x
Chris Moller meets a couple planning to build an American gothic-style house in the Titirangi bush, but are facing a struggle with bureaucracy to make their dream a reality.
July 2016

Season 1, Episode 3 (Pakiri)

4.0 248 x
Sydney-based writer Scott Lawrie is moving to New Zealand and plans to build a sculptural steel house on a remote hillside. He has a tight budget and an unrelenting refusal to compromise on his "legacy".

Season 1, Episode 2 (Coromandel)

3.0 121 x
Architect Chris Moller meets a couple building an Earthship - a house constructed from recycled materials. However, the structure was designed for the Californian desert, and is untested in New Zealand's climate.
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