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20 June 2016
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Creative Space Showhome

Andre Laurent: Architectural designer, father, adrenalin junky and total perfectionist

My career started in the early nineties when, not having any real idea about what to do, I took a job as a chippy on a building site here in Tauranga.

It didn’t take long before I noticed there was a real lack of respect for designers and architects; simply, the plans they gave us were often inaccurate or lacked any proper detail and information, leaving us to simply try and figure things out for ourselves on site.
I knew there had to be a better

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New Homes: JBH Builders Show Home

JBH Builders wanted to show the housing industry that a fundamentally correct home design and high performance did not need to come at the cost of high premiums. In fact, this high performing, 150mm reinforced and insulated concrete core home cost no more than a standard timber framed house. The outcome however is a home that is extremely efficient to run and more comfortable for longer periods through the year.

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Commercial: Metlifecare Mt Maunganui

"The residents are installed, the results have been verified by management - expressed to be beyond expectation, which feels great after nearly five years of direct involvement with Andre and Creative Space, who have been amazing.

I tell you they have achieved these results with a remedial design skill set, beyond any Architectural team I have worked with in over 45 years."

Graham Hodgson NZRBA

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New Homes: Creating space in Mt Maunganui

This home owner came to us having sold her stunning lifestyle block and wanted to create a sense of space in her new home she was about to build in Mt Maunganui. As an artist, light and room for her creative projects were also important aspects we needed to consider. As well as the apple green lounge suite around which the lounge room was designed.

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