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Nestled into Banks Peninsula, this three-bedroom family home was once a cow shed.
Nestled into Banks Peninsula, this three-bedroom family home was once a cow shed.
The interior palette is purposefully restrained. Concrete floors add to the thermal mass while ply acoustic ceiling panels combine with the GIB painted walls to add softness against the exposed rough concrete.
The interior palette is purposefully restrained. Concrete floors add to the thermal mass while ply acoustic ceiling panels combine with the GIB painted walls to add softness against the exposed rough concrete.
To make the home as thermally efficient as possible a layer of PIR insulation board wraps around the entire house, while a Dimond Tricore roofing system seals the roof. Thermally broken, double glazing seals the deal.
To make the home as thermally efficient as possible a layer of PIR insulation board wraps around the entire house, while a Dimond Tricore roofing system seals the roof. Thermally broken, double glazing seals the deal.
The owners wanted to embrace the historic context of the building, so the concrete frame of the shed has been exposed on the interior of the new home.
The owners wanted to embrace the historic context of the building, so the concrete frame of the shed has been exposed on the interior of the new home.
While the concrete frame has been cleaned and patched it still bears the marks of age, contrasting with the new elements, such as in this bathroom.
While the concrete frame has been cleaned and patched it still bears the marks of age, contrasting with the new elements, such as in this bathroom.
The external materials and colour palette were chosen to be low-maintenance but to also still have a connection to the other farm buildings on the site.
The external materials and colour palette were chosen to be low-maintenance but to also still have a connection to the other farm buildings on the site.
The new home provides an open, flexible living environment with a seamless connection to the surroundings. A new structure adjacent to the shed contains the garage and a large storage area.
The new home provides an open, flexible living environment with a seamless connection to the surroundings. A new structure adjacent to the shed contains the garage and a large storage area.
The original shed .
The original shed .

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We create, design and build wonderful homes and structures. This is only possible due to our clients confidence in us and our multi-diciplined team who are very ambitious for themselves, our owners and supply groups.

While we are highly respected, we know we are always up for the challenge of our clients unique briefs and needs. No one in our practice lives on an island of dreams, but they all constantly strive to contribute to the very best medium size architecture practice in New Zealand. From us you can always guarantee we will...

  • Listen to your ideas and ideals
  • To work hard to excel beyond our clients expectations
  • To be innovative in our recommendations
  • Wherever we can we will respect our environments, adhere to sustainable practices and be very green.