rydges hotel - wellington airport

A new Hotel for Wellington airport is in final design stages

The 134 bed Hotel is proposed to be managed by Rydges and will have direct links into the main Wellington International Airport Terminal.

Stay tuned for more releases on this exciting project.


jucy snooze - christchurch

The Jucy Snooze backpacker hotel is the next concept in high quality, funky, affordable accommodation, with an emphasis on innovative technology and premium quality communal spaces. A fundamental idea of the facility builds on the common rituals of travel – checking in, exploration and excitement, meeting new people – and  looks to build them into the accommodation experience.

To this end ‘check-in’ kiosks and free high-speed Wi-Fi are utilised, capsule-style dorms have been designed, and a large communal lounge area complete with ‘hammock farm’ and communal kitchen are included. As well as the 128 Japanese-style capsule pods within 16 dorm rooms, there are 55 more conventional ensuited single, double and family rooms.

The team at archaus was essentially split into two – Architecture and BIM (3D services and structural modelling and coordination). Last but not least, congratulations should go to the team at Arrow International Ltd, who pulled the project together superbly.


quest - nelson

Quest Nelson offers stylishly furbished apartments in the heart of Nelsons CBD.

40 units are provided over 5 levels in a variety of studio, one and two bedroom interconnecting configurations.  The apartment style accommodation offers guests an excellent alternative to traditional motel or hotel accommodation in Nelson, with fully equipped kitchenettes and private laundry facilities, catering for short and long-term needs.


The exterior building form is expressed as a series of protruding and recessed blocks in 3 differing colours.  A combination of feature yellow glass panels and white louvered sun screens adds a secondary layer of detail to the building facades, casting varying colours and shadows across the interior.  All units include full height floor to ceiling windows and sliding doors, providing good natural light and ventilation.  Pre-cast structural wall panels are exposed throughout the interior spaces, giving an edgy industrial feel and a point of difference to other Quest offerings.