Our client wanted to be able to house her new car, but even though the section is large there was no ability to access the rear of the site for garaging. So in a very small front yard we designed this carport to blend seamlessly with this charming period home, while also being in keeping with the character of the street.
Resource Consent and a fire-rated boundary wall were required.
A new fence & gate caps it off.
The existing verandah.
Parkin Carport Completed
Virginia Ave. 2016 ADNZ HIGHLY COMMENDED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AWARD
HIGHLY COMMENDED 2016 ADNZ
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AWARDS
Judges comments: A Gabled addition & well positioned skylights have revitalised the existing building bringing light & new life into spaces under a low slung roof. Its effective reorientation results in an embracing of garden in the fore & harbour beyond.
Dr Duncan Joiner, Chief Architect, Ministry of Building, Innovation & Employment.
Michael Davis, Director Architectural Programmes, School of Architecture & Planning .
Graham Boucher, ADNZ Professional Member
An extensive alteration and second storey addition to a tired but well loved home on the Otago Peninsula, Dunedin
The new sittingroom focuses on the sheltering greenery while new decks and the second storey bedroom look out to spectacular views across the harbour.
Careful placement of windows and skylights take advantage of our clients' extensive planting of natives while bringing in plenty of sunlight.
Margate, Turnbulls Bay, 2010
A 90 square metre contemporary second storey addition built to maximize site, sun and views.
Towards Northwest Harbour
10m x 6m with loft bedroom, bunkroom, bathroom, open kitchen & living.
Concept design presentation. This design stands on its own, but is configured to allow for a future modular addition for when the family expands.
This project required a second storey addition to be in keeping with the original home. The existing ground floor structure is uses a double brick cavity wall. Engineer Sean O'Neil came up with a concrete ring beam bonding the top of the ground floor walls together so that the addition could sit on top and effectively strengthen the house.
While the new floor had to be lightweight, the use of decorative brick sills to the new windows ties the addition in with both the original bungalow and its previous second storey addition.
The architecture thus creates additional space without compromising the aesthetic appearance of the home.
The existing styling. The second storey visible is an earlier addition to the original double-brick bungalow.
The builders, Fahey Kwiat Ltd, protected both the existing structure and project schedule with a scaffolded all-weather cover.