Papanui Town House
- Category Residential
- Year completed 2016
- Location Christchurch
- Category Residential
- Year completed 2015
- Location Hamner Springs
- Category Renovation
- Location Sumner, Christchurch
- Photos Lightforge
Ben Brady heads Linetype Architectural, an enthusiastic architectural studio based in Redcliffs, Christchurch. The practice specialises in bespoke residential new homes and alterations.
We enjoy matching the passion our clients have for their projects, he compares his love of domestic architecture with experience of commercial industry.
And, when it comes to the finished project we are always just as excited as our clients to experience the building in real life. It's a joy for us to see the result of everyones hard work as well as experiencing the spaces we've envisioned and seeing the play of light across forms.
The small team at Linetype Architectural use a careful eye for detail and proportion, paired with practical buildability, to deliver exciting architecture that clients love and builders take pride in.
Following graduation, Ben enjoyed a good grounding working under highly respected New Zealand architect, Cymon Allfrey, where he was a key team member of three award winning projects.
A background in Fine Arts, working on commission to produce paintings and sculptures, and earlier years spent as a sheetmetal worker, serve Brady well in delivering creative design responses tempered with the down-to-earth practicality a building contractor can relate to.
Recent completions of two beautiful homes with the Waipara Hills and Hanmer Forest as backdrops offer a glimpse of the talented portfolio to come.
- National Winner - Residential New Home Over 300Sqm Architectural Design Award – 2013
We heard of Ben Brady at Linetype Architectural from friends who were using his house design services for their new build and rang to enquire.
From the outset, Ben was helpful, knowledgeable and provided good advice. We asked him to visit us and to see what might be possible with our house extension. He arrived as organised and listened thoughtfully to our ideas and hopes for the house extension. Pleasingly, his email summary of the meeting captured the essence and detail of the meeting as well as his thoughts for how the extension might look. He also fully detailed the costs of engaging his services going forward.
As we like the rapport we had with him and the ideas he had presented, we engaged Ben to design our extension and have been thrilled with the results.
All drawings were completed on time and within budget and Ben was extremely helpful during the consenting process with the Council. Our builder also made special comment of the high quality of the drawings. We and our builders found it easy to get hold of Ben during the construction process if we had any queries.
We have recommended Ben to any of our friends doing building/renovation work and have no hesitation recommending him in this review.