ELBOW ARCHITECTS

 
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ABOUT

At Elbow, we couple inventive design with a relatable and transparent process that takes you from the initial concept through to your completed building.

Julia Mercer established Elbow Architects in 2019 after a successful career in New Zealand and abroad. She has over 10 years experience focused on individual residential and commercial projects, working for award winning architectural companies.

Elbow takes a contemporary and inventive approach when developing you a unique building. We impart strong sustainable considerations into our designs to create a forward looking, effective and efficient building. We take a particular focus on responding to the landscape, environment and your individual needs.

Above all, we make the process seamless and positive, removing the worry and giving you confidence in your decisions.

We work throughout New Zealand, with a focus on Auckland, Christchurch, and Central Otago. 

We would love the chance to chat to you during a free consultation meeting about how we can bring your dreams to reality. 

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Julia Mercer
Director
Registered Architect | NZIA
LEED Accredited
 
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PORTFOLIO

WEDGE
WEDGE

A modern take on a traditional villa, this family home reaches out into the land, embracing the site and allowing for sun and views into all spaces.

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WEDGE
WEDGE

A modern take on a traditional villa, this family home reaches out into the land, embracing the site and allowing for sun and views into all spaces.

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TWIST
TWIST

A contemporary interpretation of a Wanaka crib. Adaptable spaces allow for ultimate flexibility and privacy for an expanding multi-generational family.

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TWIST
TWIST

A contemporary interpretation of a Wanaka crib. Adaptable spaces allow for ultimate flexibility and privacy for an expanding multi-generational family.

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STEP
STEP

A family home that steps into the hillside reflecting the sites' contours and diminishing the vertical mass of the home. Designed to capture views, as well as maximising all day sun.

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STEP
STEP

A family home that steps into the hillside reflecting the sites' contours and diminishing the vertical mass of the home. Designed to capture views, as well as maximising all day sun.

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STACK
STACK

A beach front property with strict planning requirements, this home addresses future adaptability, future-proofing for ageing occupants and multi-generational living.

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STACK
STACK

A beach front property with strict planning requirements, this home addresses future adaptability, future-proofing for ageing occupants and multi-generational living.

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LAYER
LAYER

An intimate courtyard and double height living space encased in windows draws the outside in on this tight urban section. The design allows for openness, while still providing privacy from the street.

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LAYER

An intimate courtyard and double height living space encased in windows draws the outside in on this tight urban section. The design allows for openness, while still providing privacy from the street.

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ADDRESS
ADDRESS

Designed to take full advantage of the views over a leafy ravine, while providing warmth, yet privacy to the street frontage. This home is located in Edmonton, Canada, and was designed while at Alloy Homes Incorporated. Photos by Alloy Homes.

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ADDRESS
ADDRESS

Designed to take full advantage of the views over a leafy ravine, while providing warmth, yet privacy to the street frontage. This home is located in Edmonton, Canada, and was designed while at Alloy Homes Incorporated. Photos by Alloy Homes.

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info@elbowarchitects.com

 
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PROCESS

FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION MEETING

ELBOW JOURNEY

1

INITIAL CONSULTATION

2

PRE-DESIGN

3

DESIGN STAGE

4

CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION

5

PROJECT OBSERVATION

6

COMPLETION

  • CONCEPT DESIGN

  • DEVELOPED DESIGN

  • DETAILED DESIGN

 
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CONTACT

info@elbowarchitects.com

Tel: +64 21 771 734