This new family home overlooking Lake Taupo encompasses the owner’s love of outdoor pursuits through the treatment of space and materials, and relates to the wider site context and extensive views of the lake.
Recipient of a New Zealand Institute of Architects 2010 Waikato BOP Residential Award.
Some images used with permission from Sam Hartnett.
A new home on a steeeeep site in Auckland's Eastern Bays.
The house takes its form from an element constituting both roof and wall planes, which folds its way down the slope, linking each level of the home. The folding form contains and encloses spaces both internally and externally.
Currently under construction...
A contemporary street-fronting addition to an existing family home, encompassing a translucently clad yoga studio / garage, and bedrooms off a new entry, concealed behind integrated hidden doors.
The design works with contrasting and complementary materials and forms to relate and co-exist alongside the existing plastered brick ex-state house.
An interior alteration / new kitchen project, utilising different timber grains in contrast to an underlying black & white colour/materials palette
A contemporary addition to the rear of a 50's family home in suburban Auckland.
The main angular roof of the addition visually 'peels' away from the other forms in a deconstructive sense, while wall and ceiling plains are generated in response to maximising direct and indirect sunlight deep into the new internal living spaces.
A steep Waiheke Island site densely covered in native bush required a sensitive approach in the conception of this new home. A combination of natural materials and construction techniques resulted in the design of a home suited to its stunning environmental context.
Currently in the planning stages.
An extensive addition and alteration to an existing family home in Mt Eden. The external character of the existing villa has been restored to it’s original form, and a new wrap-around contemporary black addition added to the rear, in a contrasting but complementary aesthetic.
A prototype pre-fabricated home with large multi purpose adaptable spaces, designed to maximise light and outlook. The first home was pre-assembled then transported to Taupo where it was positioned on a site as a holiday home overlooking the lake.
The house is available and fabricated by PLB Construction Group.
A large volume contemporary open plan interior loft living space juxtaposed within an existing 1930's traditional English cottage style home, to enhance the elevation, orientation, sunlight, and existing roof spaces.
The elevated living loft presents itself as an asymmetrical timber 'insertion' within the overall open plan space, and is accessed via a stair doubling as a bookshelf.
A contemporary alteration and addition to an existing brick & weatherboard family home in Auckland, with strong visual and physical connections between inside and outside living spaces.
This extensive self-contained Auckland House addition connects with the existing dwelling both visually and physically by relating to the materials and forms of the existing home, but uses these in different ways to reflect a contemporary design aesthetic.
A rear addition and internal reconfiguration of a traditional timber weatherboard Bungalow on a small site. The heavyweight brick clad massing of the annex addition contradicts the stereotypical lightweight lean-to add-ons commonly found on older character homes, and creates a contemporary private sunken living space opening to a contained outdoor semi-courtyard.
A fluidly shaped in-ground concrete pool in a rear yard overlooking One Tree Hill in Auckland, working with the gently sloping topography of the site. The pool is surrounded in part by a planted ha-ha forming the pool fencing and exposing the textural shuttered concrete wall in contrast to the honed concrete coping.
A faceted wall forms the backdrop and defines the shape of this concrete pool and surrounding landscape. Off-set floating timber platforms provide access to the elevated pool and seating area
The topography of this rural site provided the inspiration for the form of this angular pool and outdoor living area, as an extension to the indoor spaces of the existing house.
The native bush provides a dramatic backdrop to the exposed edge of the pool wall. Sculptural steel frames provide a sense of enclosure & containment to the upper level outdoor living area, while a controlled palette of materials provides a contemporary tactile aesthetic.
An office fit-out for a ticketing company in Auckland, utilising ply panelling in contrast to the raw industrial brick and block of the building structure. Folding planes and angles utilised throughout create organic and fluid insertions, metaphorically referencing historical paper ticket books in a digital age.
Currently under construction.
A fit-out of the new headquarters for an e-commerce company, utilising various integrated elements to demarcate working, social, and break-out spaces within an overall open plan environment.
Currently under construction.
A double level rear addition to an existing modernist home on a sloping site in suburban Auckland. The design picks up on the rectilinear forms and materiality of the existing house, as well as the topography of the site, outlook, and internal programme, to create a complimentary but contrasting contemporary extension.
A new home in suburban Meadowbank, Auckland, taking advantage of the elevated gentle promontory on which the house resides.
The form and detailing of the upper level explores the notion of 'shroud' in which to contain and protect, while at the same time directing internal vistas towards the North-West and Cityscape.
Currently in the design stages...
A new house on a semi-rural sloping site set among mature native trees. This family home has been designed to reflect and relate to the topography of the site, and encompass the outlook, orientation, and elevated context of the site.
Currently in the design stages...
A selection of hardscapes & softscapes
A selection of handcrafted objects, furniture, and custom integrated sculpture either constructed in-studio, or fabricated integrally as part of a larger project.
This large two stage addition and alteration to a simple timber weatherboard and concrete tile roofed house in Auckland was designed upon the concept of introducing architectural repetition, rhythm, and interest into the homes' composition, with an underlying intent to blur the boundary between architecture and landscape. The use of black powder coated steel grating for elevated deck balustrades, privacy screens, and landscape structures enhances the building-to-landscape connections and cohesion. The black and white contrast between the 'podium' base plinth and the house reduces the apparent massing and dominance of the house when viewed from the street. The inclined retaining wall with it's strong vertical repetition wraps around to form the front of the garage with integrated garage door, and roof deck terrace.