Liz Kells

About Liz Kells

Liz is away on maternity leave from February 2019 until the beginning of August 2019. In her absence Susie will continue to head the administrative team, with Jane coming on board to assist.

Introduction | Perspective Journal

The idea for our 'Perspective' journal came from reflecting on experiences and topics that reoccur regularly in our everyday practice. The kinds of topics that are common knowledge amongst 'us' here in our office, but are unknown and sometimes scary concepts for our clients. Designing and building a home can be a daunting [...]

By |2019-09-02T09:56:10+12:00August 22nd, 2019|PERSPECTIVE|

Homestar | Wairarapa’s Only Accredited Homestar Practitioner and Assessor

We are really excited that 2018 has been a productive year for further extending our reach and knowledge around green building practices. This has been through our affiliation with the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) and the Homestar framework. Mackit Architecture is incredibly proud to now be the Wairarapa's only accredited Homestar Practitioner [...]

By |2019-08-21T12:24:28+12:00February 28th, 2019|PERSPECTIVE|

Mackit Inspiration | Top Interiors of 2018

Like any team working within a dynamic and creative industry, we love watching and following the latest evolutions of design style. Architectural design influences can be both short lived or long lasting along with an on ongoing melding of retro influences in modern design. When it comes to Mackit's bespoke designs, we always incorporate [...]

By |2019-02-14T11:06:34+12:00February 11th, 2019|PERSPECTIVE|

A Change to the Streetscape | An Update

Greytown has a strong sense of community and belonging, that is unique to out-of-city living; we know our neighbours and can't go anywhere local without a friendly hello to those we recognise, and even those we don't. Greytown, and the Wairarapa, is also an incredibly house and heritage proud community that has a strong [...]

By |2019-02-06T10:11:28+12:00January 17th, 2019|MACKIT HABITAT|

Interior Design Reveal | A Walkthrough to the Open Plan Space

Back in February we wrote a post revealing the exterior design, as well as our design direction and brief for our creation of Mackit Habitat. This included showcasing the form of Habitat with some photo realistic exterior renders that we produced in-house. Since then we have explored and chosen our materials and specifications for all [...]

By |2018-12-17T19:02:12+12:00November 22nd, 2018|MACKIT HABITAT|

View to the Tararuas | An Update

The weather is slowly (albeit slightly inconsistently!) warming up which has provided us with an ideal setting for the construction of the second storey of Mackit Habitat. Not only will the second storey capture the beautiful view to the Tararua ranges, it will provide a private master bedroom retreat with ensuite and walk in wardrobe, [...]

By |2018-11-22T15:33:45+12:00October 18th, 2018|MACKIT HABITAT|

Wall Framing | The Mackit Way!

The floor is down so next comes the walls! While our last update showed the completed subfloor structure and a portion of flooring laid in the downstairs bathroom, progress has been swift and we can now walk the entire lower floor of Habitat! Being able to experience the full scale of the dwelling is thrilling, [...]

By |2018-08-30T18:22:32+12:00July 26th, 2018|MACKIT HABITAT|

From Foundations to Flooring | An Update

The winter months on a building site always prove challenging, with an immediate, steady and constant stream of rain. However, at Mackit we are lucky enough that winter has brought our new builder, Hayden. Since his arrival on site, progress has been strong and steady, and up out the mud our blockwall and subfloor structures [...]

By |2018-09-04T11:34:00+12:00June 21st, 2018|MACKIT HABITAT|