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An existing modernist dwelling was given a fresh new look with the introduction of steel joinery and precast concrete panelling. In preserving the original form and style, the house has been extended to maximise the full width of the site and meet the clients desire of modern open plan living. The alteration is carefully considered to create generous new living spaces that extend across a large private landscape to a suspended pool. A juxtaposition of new box forms is enhanced by a varying material palette to sympathise the new with the scale and proportion of the existing architecture.

Lawrence Sumich, Simon Watts

Interior Design  
Sumich Chaplin, Owner

Suzanne Turley Landscapes

Harris Foster Consultants

Photography by Simon Devitt   

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Sumich Chaplin Architects undertake to provide creative, enduring architectural design based on a clear understanding and interpretation of a client’s brief. We work with an appreciation and respect for the surrounding landscape and environment.

Sumich Chaplin Architects pride ourselves in being a leading architectural practice. This has been recognised with numerous design awards from the New Zealand Institute of Architects. We collaborate with a highly skilled professional project team and work closely with each party to ensure our clients are delivered with the best possible outcomes.

Generally, the professionals involved for a project would be:

  • Geotechnical Engineers
  • Structural Engineers
  • Interior Designers
  • Town Planners
  • Project Managers