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Our vision

Our Vision.

Barefoot Architecture was born of a desire to deliver better homes for living with a minimal footprint on the environment. A deep growing concern at the housing stock, of both old and new builds, led Nick Gaites to take a deep interest in emerging PassiveHaus technology that was being developed in Europe and America. His considering how these learnings could be applied in New Zealand led to him establishing Barefoot Architecture. Barefoot exists to to have better designed homes that provide a better living environment for kiwis, while having a reduced impact upon their environments.

Our Values.

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To have a minimal negative impact on the environment. To be better rather than perfect.

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To act with integrity protecting our clients best interests at all times.

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To act with kindness to each other, our clients and the planet. Do the right thing, do good, leave the place better than we found it.

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Health & Wellbeing

To provide homes that create a health positive living environment where families can thrive.

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Relaxed Professionalism

To uphold the highest ethical and professional standards in a low key and familiar manner. Continuous improvement through learning.

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To provide beautiful yet functional designs assisting our clients to express themselves in the built environment.

Our Team.

Passionate about creating homes that support living environments for people and the planet, Barefoot is made up of a friendly and dedicated team of disciplined designers and architects.

Nick Gaites

Nick Gaites

Diego Zirlinger

Diego Zirlinger

Dave Firth

Dave Firth

Our Brochure.

To find out more about Barefoot, please download a copy of our brochure.