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The Ballance Street Home - Gisborne, New Zealand

Shane Kingsbeer’s Gisborne home and studio

The ability to enhance and contribute to the ways people live in and use spaces appealed to a young Shane Kingsbeer and inspired him to enter the field of architectural design. Based in Gisborne, Kingsbeer Architecture is a rising architectural design studio creating beautiful, environmentally friendly homes that respond to the landscape and provide creative solutions for the lifestyles of homeowners.

An architectural designer’s home and studio

Shane works from a purpose-built studio in front of his house, both of which are clad in Abodo products. His house, which was recently featured in Here magazine, uses a range of Abodo’s offerings, with Vulcan Cladding externally, Vulcan Primed Cladding internally and on parts of the exterior, and Vulcan Panelling used in the richly textured and toned bathroom, which even features a one-of-a-kind handmade bath crafted from the timber product.

Fitting with the streetscape

The studio appears to float, with Vulcan cladding formed from random width battens that create a rain screen, which allows full impact of the cladding without the need for flashings. Sioo:x finishing was chosen due to the street-facing location, surrounded by established buildings.

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