Who we are
Amanda Bulman and Denis Chin are the directors of Three Line Studio, and have been practising together since 2001. We are both registered with the New Zealand Institute of Architects and have a diverse team of architects and technicians working with us out of the historic ‘Shed 21’ building on the Wellington waterfront.
As a Wellington based practise, Three Line Studio are adept at working with small and steep sites, however we have also worked on projects from Northland through to Otago. We enjoy the diversity of landscape New Zealand offers, and working in different conditions challenges our design responses, and allows us to be creative. We specialise in passive home development and also have experts who design solutions for weather-tightness remedial work (otherwise known as leaky buildings).
We have undertaken a wide range of projects, with residential and community projects forming two distinct types of work we tend to do most. We enjoy the challenge of responding to specific individual needs of a residential client, and improving their life through improving their environment. Similarly we thrive at the challenge of working with community organisations. We engage with a wider group of people to work towards a common goal which they are passionate about and then becomes their ‘second home’.
We have completed many new houses and renovations, both small and large, along side multi-unit residential and commercial projects. Each project offers its own challenges and opportunities, and we enjoy finding those and responding to them. Each project also provides potential for excellence in design and in building.
Mostly, we enjoy working with people, the idiosyncrasies they bring, the collaborative process, and the joy of working in architecture where the creative process is realised into a real, inhabitable place.