The project is an addition and alteration to an 1890’s villa. The original house comprises of three stories with verandahs facing the sea and was originally owned by a ship’s captain. It is simple and iconic in form. The original house was sited at the edge of a relatively large lawn.
We wanted to address the client’s brief [improved living space, parking, better connection to the outdoors] without removing any area of garden from the property. We also wanted to respect and restore the original villa. Our solution was to build beside the villa, in a distinct language, and form all new roofs as green roofs, replacing any lost garden with new planting.
Like the interior of the house, the garden is discovered as a variety of very different spaces, which gives the project great richness as well as great seasonal change.
New Zealand Institute of Architects Auckland Architecture Award (Housing Alterations and Additions) 2022
New Zealand Institute of Architects New Zealand Architecture Award (Housing Alterations and Additions) 2022