Shoe Horn

At the end of 2017 we finished up this small job in Mount Eden.  This Sunny bungalow was already fully developed and renovated so it was hard to believe any more living could be squeezed out of this home for it's growing family.  The challenge in the Architects words were to “Shoe Horn” the last little bit out of the house. And the last bit was the back of the garage on the dark side of the building....

Words by The Smithery

At the end of 2017 we finished up this small job in Mount Eden. This sunny bungalow was already fully developed and renovated so it was hard to believe any more living could be squeezed out of this home for it's growing family.  The challenge in the architect's words were to “Shoe Horn” the last little bit out of the house. And the last bit was the back of the garage on the dark side of the building.

To complicate things the garage was partially underground and in an overland flood path. The architect has solved a series of unique problems to create a harmonious result that gives the family some added living and an excellent cinema room. Two walls were pushed out by a metre, with a concrete slab floating just above the existing ground and any potential flooding.  This concrete extension also formed the interior seating giving critical space.

A clever use of windows, roof lights and small sections of high ceiling has stretched the space up and stolen light. The previous dark space now feels uplifting with the proportions of the windows delivering a wide angle view of the blue sky.  The new light delivered from different directions provides feedback of the time of day and a connection to the outside world.

A pretty cool space to enjoy, created from nothingness.  Good design always gets the best results, and of course a good builder doesn’t hurt either.

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Shoe Horn

Shoe Horn

At the end of 2017 we finished up this small job in Mount Eden.  This Sunny bungalow was already fully developed and renovated so it was hard to believe any more living could be squeezed out of this home for it's growing family.  The challenge in the Architects words were to “Shoe Horn” the last little bit out of the house. And the last bit was the back of the garage on the dark side of the building....

Words by The Smithery

At the end of 2017 we finished up this small job in Mount Eden. This sunny bungalow was already fully developed and renovated so it was hard to believe any more living could be squeezed out of this home for it's growing family.  The challenge in the architect's words were to “Shoe Horn” the last little bit out of the house. And the last bit was the back of the garage on the dark side of the building.

To complicate things the garage was partially underground and in an overland flood path. The architect has solved a series of unique problems to create a harmonious result that gives the family some added living and an excellent cinema room. Two walls were pushed out by a metre, with a concrete slab floating just above the existing ground and any potential flooding.  This concrete extension also formed the interior seating giving critical space.

A clever use of windows, roof lights and small sections of high ceiling has stretched the space up and stolen light. The previous dark space now feels uplifting with the proportions of the windows delivering a wide angle view of the blue sky.  The new light delivered from different directions provides feedback of the time of day and a connection to the outside world.

A pretty cool space to enjoy, created from nothingness.  Good design always gets the best results, and of course a good builder doesn’t hurt either.

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The Smithery

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Shoe Horn

Shoe Horn

At the end of 2017 we finished up this small job in Mount Eden.  This Sunny bungalow was already fully developed and renovated so it was hard to believe any more living could be squeezed out of this home for it's growing family.  The challenge in the Architects words were to “Shoe Horn” the last little bit out of the house. And the last bit was the back of the garage on the dark side of the building....

Words by The Smithery

At the end of 2017 we finished up this small job in Mount Eden. This sunny bungalow was already fully developed and renovated so it was hard to believe any more living could be squeezed out of this home for it's growing family.  The challenge in the architect's words were to “Shoe Horn” the last little bit out of the house. And the last bit was the back of the garage on the dark side of the building.

To complicate things the garage was partially underground and in an overland flood path. The architect has solved a series of unique problems to create a harmonious result that gives the family some added living and an excellent cinema room. Two walls were pushed out by a metre, with a concrete slab floating just above the existing ground and any potential flooding.  This concrete extension also formed the interior seating giving critical space.

A clever use of windows, roof lights and small sections of high ceiling has stretched the space up and stolen light. The previous dark space now feels uplifting with the proportions of the windows delivering a wide angle view of the blue sky.  The new light delivered from different directions provides feedback of the time of day and a connection to the outside world.

A pretty cool space to enjoy, created from nothingness.  Good design always gets the best results, and of course a good builder doesn’t hurt either.

Get in touch with
The Smithery

Request pricing/info
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Shoe Horn

At the end of 2017 we finished up this small job in Mount Eden.  This Sunny bungalow was already fully developed and renovated so it was hard to believe any more living could be squeezed out of this home for it's growing family.  The challenge in the Architects words were to “Shoe Horn” the last little bit out of the house. And the last bit was the back of the garage on the dark side of the building....

Words by The Smithery

At the end of 2017 we finished up this small job in Mount Eden. This sunny bungalow was already fully developed and renovated so it was hard to believe any more living could be squeezed out of this home for it's growing family.  The challenge in the architect's words were to “Shoe Horn” the last little bit out of the house. And the last bit was the back of the garage on the dark side of the building.

To complicate things the garage was partially underground and in an overland flood path. The architect has solved a series of unique problems to create a harmonious result that gives the family some added living and an excellent cinema room. Two walls were pushed out by a metre, with a concrete slab floating just above the existing ground and any potential flooding.  This concrete extension also formed the interior seating giving critical space.

A clever use of windows, roof lights and small sections of high ceiling has stretched the space up and stolen light. The previous dark space now feels uplifting with the proportions of the windows delivering a wide angle view of the blue sky.  The new light delivered from different directions provides feedback of the time of day and a connection to the outside world.

A pretty cool space to enjoy, created from nothingness.  Good design always gets the best results, and of course a good builder doesn’t hurt either.

Get in touch with
The Smithery

Request pricing/info
Visit website
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A good image is vital to communicating the design ideas, function and aesthetics of a project, whether it be a newly-completed house perched on a clifftop or a large, public building in the inner city. ArchiPro recently talked with architectural photographer Jason Mann about how he approaches this challenging yet creatively satisfying work...
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Shoe Horn

Shoe Horn

At the end of 2017 we finished up this small job in Mount Eden.  This Sunny bungalow was already fully developed and renovated so it was hard to believe any more living could be squeezed out of this home for it's growing family.  The challenge in the Architects words were to “Shoe Horn” the last little bit out of the house. And the last bit was the back of the garage on the dark side of the building....

Words by The Smithery

At the end of 2017 we finished up this small job in Mount Eden. This sunny bungalow was already fully developed and renovated so it was hard to believe any more living could be squeezed out of this home for it's growing family.  The challenge in the architect's words were to “Shoe Horn” the last little bit out of the house. And the last bit was the back of the garage on the dark side of the building.

To complicate things the garage was partially underground and in an overland flood path. The architect has solved a series of unique problems to create a harmonious result that gives the family some added living and an excellent cinema room. Two walls were pushed out by a metre, with a concrete slab floating just above the existing ground and any potential flooding.  This concrete extension also formed the interior seating giving critical space.

A clever use of windows, roof lights and small sections of high ceiling has stretched the space up and stolen light. The previous dark space now feels uplifting with the proportions of the windows delivering a wide angle view of the blue sky.  The new light delivered from different directions provides feedback of the time of day and a connection to the outside world.

A pretty cool space to enjoy, created from nothingness.  Good design always gets the best results, and of course a good builder doesn’t hurt either.

Get in touch with
The Smithery

Request pricing/info
Visit website
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Shoe Horn

Shoe Horn

At the end of 2017 we finished up this small job in Mount Eden.  This Sunny bungalow was already fully developed and renovated so it was hard to believe any more living could be squeezed out of this home for it's growing family.  The challenge in the Architects words were to “Shoe Horn” the last little bit out of the house. And the last bit was the back of the garage on the dark side of the building....

Words by The Smithery

At the end of 2017 we finished up this small job in Mount Eden. This sunny bungalow was already fully developed and renovated so it was hard to believe any more living could be squeezed out of this home for it's growing family.  The challenge in the architect's words were to “Shoe Horn” the last little bit out of the house. And the last bit was the back of the garage on the dark side of the building.

To complicate things the garage was partially underground and in an overland flood path. The architect has solved a series of unique problems to create a harmonious result that gives the family some added living and an excellent cinema room. Two walls were pushed out by a metre, with a concrete slab floating just above the existing ground and any potential flooding.  This concrete extension also formed the interior seating giving critical space.

A clever use of windows, roof lights and small sections of high ceiling has stretched the space up and stolen light. The previous dark space now feels uplifting with the proportions of the windows delivering a wide angle view of the blue sky.  The new light delivered from different directions provides feedback of the time of day and a connection to the outside world.

A pretty cool space to enjoy, created from nothingness.  Good design always gets the best results, and of course a good builder doesn’t hurt either.

Get in touch with
The Smithery

Request pricing/info
Visit website
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Shoe Horn

At the end of 2017 we finished up this small job in Mount Eden.  This Sunny bungalow was already fully developed and renovated so it was hard to believe any more living could be squeezed out of this home for it's growing family.  The challenge in the Architects words were to “Shoe Horn” the last little bit out of the house. And the last bit was the back of the garage on the dark side of the building....

Words by The Smithery

At the end of 2017 we finished up this small job in Mount Eden. This sunny bungalow was already fully developed and renovated so it was hard to believe any more living could be squeezed out of this home for it's growing family.  The challenge in the architect's words were to “Shoe Horn” the last little bit out of the house. And the last bit was the back of the garage on the dark side of the building.

To complicate things the garage was partially underground and in an overland flood path. The architect has solved a series of unique problems to create a harmonious result that gives the family some added living and an excellent cinema room. Two walls were pushed out by a metre, with a concrete slab floating just above the existing ground and any potential flooding.  This concrete extension also formed the interior seating giving critical space.

A clever use of windows, roof lights and small sections of high ceiling has stretched the space up and stolen light. The previous dark space now feels uplifting with the proportions of the windows delivering a wide angle view of the blue sky.  The new light delivered from different directions provides feedback of the time of day and a connection to the outside world.

A pretty cool space to enjoy, created from nothingness.  Good design always gets the best results, and of course a good builder doesn’t hurt either.

Get in touch with
The Smithery

Request pricing/info
Visit website
Recommended reading
Discover how eight light-filled houses capture New Zealand’s strong sunlight to incredible visual effect,...
In the small Queensland town of Gympie, the reinvention of a retro building block has seen the style catch on across Australasia...
A good image is vital to communicating the design ideas, function and aesthetics of a project, whether it be a newly-completed house perched on a clifftop or a large, public building in the inner city. ArchiPro recently talked with architectural photographer Jason Mann about how he approaches this challenging yet creatively satisfying work...
Rich and luxurious heat is not the only thing contemporary wood fires have to offer.
Beach houses have come a long way from the classic Kiwi crib but many contemporary baches offer a resounding...
All work on Auckland's City Rail Link will stop for the duration of the lockdown.
When two buildings are combined, the need for each structure to move independently is crucial...
A new accord outlining the route to increased diversity has been launched by architecture and engineering...
Two female architects have been awarded architecture's highest honour.
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Shoe Horn

Shoe Horn

At the end of 2017 we finished up this small job in Mount Eden.  This Sunny bungalow was already fully developed and renovated so it was hard to believe any more living could be squeezed out of this home for it's growing family.  The challenge in the Architects words were to “Shoe Horn” the last little bit out of the house. And the last bit was the back of the garage on the dark side of the building....

Words by The Smithery

At the end of 2017 we finished up this small job in Mount Eden. This sunny bungalow was already fully developed and renovated so it was hard to believe any more living could be squeezed out of this home for it's growing family.  The challenge in the architect's words were to “Shoe Horn” the last little bit out of the house. And the last bit was the back of the garage on the dark side of the building.

To complicate things the garage was partially underground and in an overland flood path. The architect has solved a series of unique problems to create a harmonious result that gives the family some added living and an excellent cinema room. Two walls were pushed out by a metre, with a concrete slab floating just above the existing ground and any potential flooding.  This concrete extension also formed the interior seating giving critical space.

A clever use of windows, roof lights and small sections of high ceiling has stretched the space up and stolen light. The previous dark space now feels uplifting with the proportions of the windows delivering a wide angle view of the blue sky.  The new light delivered from different directions provides feedback of the time of day and a connection to the outside world.

A pretty cool space to enjoy, created from nothingness.  Good design always gets the best results, and of course a good builder doesn’t hurt either.

Get in touch with
The Smithery

Request pricing/info
Visit website
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Shoe Horn

Shoe Horn

At the end of 2017 we finished up this small job in Mount Eden.  This Sunny bungalow was already fully developed and renovated so it was hard to believe any more living could be squeezed out of this home for it's growing family.  The challenge in the Architects words were to “Shoe Horn” the last little bit out of the house. And the last bit was the back of the garage on the dark side of the building....

Words by The Smithery

At the end of 2017 we finished up this small job in Mount Eden. This sunny bungalow was already fully developed and renovated so it was hard to believe any more living could be squeezed out of this home for it's growing family.  The challenge in the architect's words were to “Shoe Horn” the last little bit out of the house. And the last bit was the back of the garage on the dark side of the building.

To complicate things the garage was partially underground and in an overland flood path. The architect has solved a series of unique problems to create a harmonious result that gives the family some added living and an excellent cinema room. Two walls were pushed out by a metre, with a concrete slab floating just above the existing ground and any potential flooding.  This concrete extension also formed the interior seating giving critical space.

A clever use of windows, roof lights and small sections of high ceiling has stretched the space up and stolen light. The previous dark space now feels uplifting with the proportions of the windows delivering a wide angle view of the blue sky.  The new light delivered from different directions provides feedback of the time of day and a connection to the outside world.

A pretty cool space to enjoy, created from nothingness.  Good design always gets the best results, and of course a good builder doesn’t hurt either.

Get in touch with
The Smithery

Request pricing/info
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