Martin Ulenberg is a Registered Architect based in Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa. His passion is for ecologically sensitive design, and traditional, handmade folk and aristocratic architecture. He is a specialist in earthen and natural materials, as well as heritage restoration and renovation. He is inspired by romantic, old world vernacular, and fairy tale architecture, with practical, new world verandahs. He strives for quality and permanet style with his work. Buildings that endure, and style that transcends the fleeting fads of the day. His overiding philosophy is that of permaculture and kaitiakitanga. He works on building projects throughout New Zealand.

His mission is to make uku (clay) and natural building as beautiful and desirable as the classic handmade architecture of old. So far it is the environmentalists building this way, but he believes that if it is styled right, the rich will adopt it, and then the masses will follow. If this happens, this will make a big difference to the planet.

In addition to a professional architect, he is an artist. He works with ink, watercolour, gouache, graphite, coloured pencil, clay, as well as digital mediums, and he sketches daily. He is also a hobby joiner, working with solid, natural timbers, and traditional, time tested wood working techniques.

+64 21 1377 778

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