Devonport has fire at its heart. The landscape, dominated by three extinct volcanoes – Takapuna, Takarunga and Takaroro – provided a home for iwi and for Pakeha residents. Their history is at the heart of Te Pātaka Kōrero o Te Hau Kapua/Devonport Library – a store house of knowledge for the community, a store house with a warm heart. [ Read more ]
A modern home with breath-taking city and harbour views and three Escea gas fireplaces is a zen-like retreat for a young Dunedin family.
We all know the pleasure of curling up in front of a fire with a good book. In this fast-paced world, a fireplace symbolizes a moment of solace. And what better place to sit back and read than a library? Jasmax Architects teamed up with Nelson artist Nic Moon to design a library that reflected both the values of the community – sustainability and a flexible space – as well as providing a centre for Ranui, an outlying suburb of Auckland, bordered by the Waitakere Ranges with lots of young people and low income families.
When asked how to choose the best fireplace for your new house build, Escea Architectural Advisor Richard Miller says “think of nesting, think of comfort, think of relaxation”. Much as this is the effect a fireplace has on us, when it comes to choosing a new fireplace, you can relax – it’s easier than you think.
When we decided to write a post on colour we knew exactly who to call in for help…
Interior designer and ‘rebel with a colour wheel,’ Alex Fulton, answers our quick-fire questions about how to use colour in interiors and “design like no-one is watching.”
Escea takes a client-focused, collaborative approach to working with architects. It’s why we have a dedicated Architectural Advisory (AA) team. Our advisors are on hand to discuss how architects and builders can advance their client’s goals, and ultimately come up with a solution that truly fits their client’s lives.
English-born but now proud Perth local, Julia has extensive experience working on residential, commercial and retail design projects across Australia. We caught up with Julia to find out more about her background and the path that led her to Escea.
We give you eight examples of how you can work a modern gas fireplace into your character home and still make it work. I believe that’s called having your cake and eating it too…
Our CEO Nigel Bamford recently caught up with everyone’s favourite ‘resident builder’ Peter Wolfkamp on his Newstalk ZB radio show. They discussed the technology and innovation in gas fireplace design that has been a game changer for architecture.
Direct Vent Flue technology, Zero Clearance rating, Multiroom Heat Ducting…it all sounds great but what on earth does it actually mean?
Read on to find out what these technical terms mean (spelt out in layman’s terms). More importantly, find out what the advantages are for you and your home.