This bungalow was given a complete refurbishment and a contemporary extension was added on the back. Strong geometry makes striking, clean architecture, and because the extension was south facing, bringing light into the space was very important. Clerestory light shafts bring in eastern light, and a side deck captures the last of the sun. While compact, the living spaces are perfect for inner city family living
In the heart of the Auckland Viaduct Basin, we refitted a tired, one bedroom apartment, in Craig Craig Moller’s Point Apartments. The planning was completely changed to re-apportion space to the clients’ needs and open up the rear bedroom to the view, and carefully designed cabinetry takes advantage of every inch of storage space.
A tired 80’s townhouse got an extensive make-over with some clean lines, classic materials, and well proportioned spaces.
The living areas and kitchen were closed in and compartmentalised, so we opened them up and placed them on the west side of the house, using a double height space to add a mezzanine study. Timber and stone add texture and warmth, while selected fabrics inject colour and spark. Bathrooms were made clean and minimal, with natural timber accents for warmth and texture.
A dark staircase was opened up with timber open treads, a glass balustrade, and a sky light that filters light through 3 levels.
This 7 unit development is typical of our multi-residential work. Carefully planned living spaces, generous decks, well placed window and doors all make these compact townhouses great places to live.
This 1970’s blockwork townhouse was an Auckland City development 50 years ago, when a large block of land was turned into multiple semi-detached terrace houses arranged around a shared park. The clients wanted to open it up their compact house to get more space, open plan living areas, and a connection from the back of the house all the way through to the street, where green from the park and mature streetside trees would add some nature back into their central city pad. The existing house was given a thorough re-plan and refurbishment, including the exterior blockwork, timber joinery and tile roof. The new extensions to the front and rear of the house used the house’s strong geometry to generate bold, contemporary architecture that complements the old house while adding an exciting new look to the precinct.
This beachside house was designed for family holidays where practical use of space and hardy materials were given equal weight to the site’s western sea views. The first floor was positioned at the same level of the neighbour’s roof ridgeline in front, so that there would be unobstructed sea views from living areas and its generous deck. Bedrooms capture views east to the other side of the peninsula. The house uses a simple gable roof form that sits quietly in its suburban setting, while corrugated steel cladding and grooved plywood interior linings were used for longevity and easy care.
Having been divided into two flats, the clients wished to reinstate this old, gloomy bungalow to a family home and add a low key but contemporary addition that would include a new kitchen, dining room and living room. The old lean-to was demolished and the existing sunken garden was raised so that the new extension and decked terrace would connect seamlessly with a large new lawn. High ceilings, carefully placed windows and large sliding doors create light, space and flow to the outdoors. The restored bungalow houses bedrooms and new bathrooms, with careful reinstatement of its entrance porch, and typical bungalow features.
This Wellington bungalow was in need of some TLC, and contemporary architectural intervention. The rooms were kept generous in proportion, but the back of the house was opened up to create light, airy living areas, a large deck and great connection to the back garden. Classic bungalow details were celebrated throughout the house, and informed the restrained but modern extension.
This house will sit on a stunning piece of land on Waiheke Island. The brief was for two dwellings: a main house at the top of the site, and another smaller visitor lodge at the bottom. Vertical cedar and long run metal cladding have been used to tie the houses to their bush setting, while window placement has been carefully controlled to make the most of views and sun.
This two stage renovation included opening up the back of the villa for a large new living areas, and renovating the front of the house for a garage and more formal landscaping to the street. The villa needed some TLC, so bedrooms and other existing villa spaces were refurbished using traditional villa details. A pavilion style extension was added to the rear of the villa, to house a new kitchen, dining and living area, media room and study. A large deck flows out from the living areas and connects the house with a generous, private outdoor play area. A separate laundry/scullery and new bathroom were inserted into the villa where it meets the addition, and an ensuite/walk-in wardrobe was added to the master bedroom.