It’s common to see Kea camper vans travelling along highways and remote back county parts of New Zealand. Located in New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Nambia, Kea is a multi award-winning operator of a fleet of more than 1,200 luxury campervans. Architecture Studio was approached by Kea to upgrade their existing Christchurch premises near the international airport. The brief was to creating a new façade, office extension, mezzanine and workshop alterations. It was important to create a distinct New Zealand composition while still maintaining a commercial building appearance. Natural materials with timber and schist were the obvious choice.