Andesite Architects create signature projects of architecture and light as a synthesis of design, function and context. Our vision for architecture is contemporary and timeless design. We encourage energy efficient designs that continually push boundaries and innovation in architecture. Our aim is to create spaces for our clients that feel happy, joyful, peaceful, harmonious and that are filled with light. We engage in environmentally sustainable design and construction in our approach towards architecture – an architecture of quality and distinction.
The practice was established in 2010 by the architect Swee Ngee Low and involves variety of projects throughout New Zealand ranging from high quality residential houses to high density apartment development projects and community buildings. We have a special interest in integrating quality lighting design in architecture, both in terms of maximizing natural daylight design and application of artificial lighting design. We engage in the use and play of light within the architectural space as an expression of the poetics of architecture.
Swee Ngee Low :
Updates/ Developments :
PLDC (Professional Lighting Design Convention)
PLDC is an International network of lighting designers, architects, researchers, universities, industry and clients use PLDC as a platform to meet and learn about the latest developments in lighting design.
Architectural travel to Copenhagen to experience the latest architectural developments: 2019, 2013, 2009.
Presentation talk for architects PSG (Practice Support Group), Queenstown, Aug 2022 by Swee Ngee Low:
Competition projects :
The SEED, Christchurch
Busan Opera House