Published on March 3, 2016

What’s the first thing you think of when you read “New Zealand”? If it’s not architecture, you’re not alone. But the small island packs a big punch when it comes to design. Curbed’s architecture critic Alexandra Lange recently went on a trip to prove it… By taking a million Instagrams. Okay, not a million, only 46—but still! 

Here are just a few of our faves. Visit Curbed for more info and photos of New Zealand’s impressively designed architecture and art.