Named after the Māori word for ‘to sit, to dwell’, Noho Architecture takes a holistic and considered approach to residential design. We create comfortable and healing homes that are resource and energy efficient, and we love working with clients to turn houses into dream homes.

About Us

Our Beliefs

Noho understand the magnitude of each clients’ investment, both financial and emotional, and we position ourselves as expert guides, steering clients through what might appear to be a daunting process.

Owner and founder Justine Money draws upon years of experience and technical knowledge to guide clients through the myriad challenges of her five stage design-to-delivery program, to ultimately hand over homes that exceed the brief, and which her clients love spending time in.

How We Can Help

Schematic design

Together we help you create a brief.

We complete initial sketch designs and work through options with you.

Once schematic design is complete we review the design against the budget.

Authority submissions

Together the design is developed further.

On completion a comprehensive drawing and documentation package is created.

We collaborate with expert consultants to ensure a smooth submission to the local authority.

Contract Documentation

Upon authority approval our team works to bring a complete construction package together ready for Construction Certificate and the builder tender process.

Builder Selection

If you wish we can assist you with your selection of builder. We can put out tenders or cost negotiations.

Contract Administration

If you wish we have the capacity to administer the contract between yourselves and the building contractor.

Making your journey through construction a less time consuming process.


What People Say

I bought a property with a pretty clear vision of what I wanted to do with it but Justine improved on this and made the final product look ten times better than I ever imaged. She was there with ideas and examples every step of the way to guide myself and the builder (that she helped me choose) right to the end. If I ever do another house she will definitely be the first person I call.

Bilal, Zyan House Owner

Justine has just completed a kitchen renovation (which included increasing the size of the room by 100%) with the building of an additional sun room of my old Terrace house. The outcome that she has achieved was even better than my expectation. The design and flow of the room is fantastic, the small details that she included make such a big difference. She also looked after project management of the job which ensured the whole process was un-stressful as she was on top of everything. Would be happy to recommend her as would be an asset to anyone’s project.

Kathryn, Newtown Renovation

Passive House

Keen to ensure that Noho’s future projects will minimise their environmental impact on the planet – and deliver lifecycle savings to clients – Justine was awarded a scholarship from Pro-Clima Australia to complete the Passive House Design Course, which she successfully completed in October 2019.

This latest qualification positions her as a leader in the design and delivery of sustainable homes and buildings, with a focus on human comfort and health; energy and resource efficiency; and affordable design and construction costs.

Decisive advantages of a Passive House building:

  1. High levels of comfort
  2. Consistent supply of fresh air throughout the entire building
  3. Structural longevity: mould free buildings with a significantly reduced risk of moisture damage
  4. Extremely low heating + cooling costs, despite rising energy prices
  5. A radically improved indoor environment

More articles on Passive House coming soon, or please reach out if you require more information.


Recent Happenings

  • Do you struggle for space?
    Terrace houses and semi-detached cottages are great because they are usually located close to services and amenities, but they tend to be dark inside and most lack sufficient storage. Believe it or not, we managed to install a laundry into these cupboards below the staircase at our Zyan House. No matter the project – renovationContinue reading “Do you struggle for space?”
  • How do you feel when you arrive home?
    When designing #sofiarosehouse we discovered our clients like to arrive home gradually. They liked the enter the house, put their things away in their bedrooms, then move into the larger living spaces. This is why we have a tranquil entrance garden, and all the bedrooms are separate from the living spaces. We believe good designContinue reading “How do you feel when you arrive home?”
  • maximising natural daylight
    Feeling the refreshing touch of breezes on your skin, the sound of rain falling, or the winters sun on your feet. All these elements heighten your senses and create a less stressful workspace. The Human Spaces report 2015 indicates that, in the Netherlands, workers are happiest when near natural light, green spaces and views ofContinue reading “maximising natural daylight”