Designed for a young family, the priorities were creating a home that responded to context, functioned well, and came in within budget.
This house was designed for a family of 5 around an existing pool, and tucked down on the edge of the Waitemata Harbour.
The brief called to create a permanent home on the rear of a two dwelling site, across the road from Orewa beachfront. A three storey solution was required to provide the spaces required in the brief, on the limited available footprint.
Designed to fit in a coastal context this beachfront home is designed to maximise views yet provide comfortable outdoor spaces that can still be used when the sea breeze makes it's presence felt.
The brief was to modernise and improve the layout of the existing early 90's home. The owners wanted the kitchen to be the hub of the living layout.
It's not often you get presented with a concrete platform as a site. Set within an architecturally devoid industrial area the challenge was to provide a welcoming kiosk style cafe setting.
This lifestyle block home flows along its northerly aspect opening towards pool and landscaped areas. A secondary outdoor courtyard provides an alternative sheltered outdoor space.
An extensive renovation of an existing 80's home. Extended towards the sea, the additions provide more functional and generous living areas on the upper level.
Outdoor living areas were improved and visual connection from the rear private garden area is provided with a large glass internal louvre.
This house is one of the finest examples of a 1950's Red Brick constructed. Originally built for the Mayor of Auckland Sir John Allum.
We wanted to minimise the intrusion on this beautifully crafted home as little as possible, and forfill the clients brief to modernise the spaces at the same time.
The brief for this house was a modern take on a villa. Although not classic villa dimensions it incorporates essential materials and form. Timber joinery, shiplap weatherboards, corrugated roof and a recycled brick chimney.