Standing on the shoulders of giants, Waiheke architect Nick Dalton is at the forefront of a Maori architecture renaissance. He talks with Liza Hamilton about 3D printing his home and reimagining the future of Aotearoa New Zealand through architecture.

If all goes to plan, when architect Nick Dalton builds his family home on Waiheke this Christmas, it will be the first 3D printed house in the southern hemisphere.

And, if all goes to plan, this home will be a prototype to disrupt and revolutionize New Zealand’s dysfunctional housing market.