SOME OF OUR BEST WORK Wairaki Lodge This complex of buildings is designed as a
retreat from the city apartment. It is intended
for easy entertaining and can accommodate
several guests, as well as retaining the
residents’ personal space. An environment
memorably different from city life is created.
The concept of this house is to create a
collection of buildings that has developed
over time to provide a protected outside
courtyard. This central courtyard has an oak
tree located on the key axis of the buildings
which acts as both a link to the seasons
and as a blurring of the line between
architecture and nature. The collection consists
of four buildings; a red cedar structure as the
shed, a stone building as the entry as well as an
anchoring feature on the site, a modern glass
and timber pavilion containing the living
areas, and a black cedar guest wing.
Creating a sense of establishment on the site
has been crucial in the design.
Kumanu Lodge Located on the West face of the Crown Terrace
overlooking the Wakatipu Basin, on just under
5 hectares with a building platform to the
rear Northeast corner in a large gently
sloping field. Constraints included strict
covenants on materials, roof shape and an
unusual maximum height clause which was
measured from excavated ground level.
Due to the restricted height of 5.5m the roof
form was broken down into a rhythm of small
gables. This allowed a series of skillion ceilings
which help define the internal space while
creating a greater feeling of volume and light.
Samoan Consulate The project consists campus style development
with two building, a three level consulate
office of approximately 1500 square metres,
one level consulate offices, one commercial
office floor and a level of ground floor retail,
a separate traditional Fale building seating
over 450 people which we believe to be the
largest in the world, a formal Malae or
traditional gathering area and an associated
55 space carpark.
Force Entertainment This building had to be exciting, memorable
and exude the notion of entertainment. The
building is incorporated into the entertainment
hub known as The Edge. The building footprint
fronts onto Aotea Square, Bledisloe Concourse,
Queen Street and abuts The Civic Theatre,
with which it shares loading facilities. It was
built which are enhanced by the new building.
The tall, narrow, aerofoil plan shaped atrium
runs in a strong diagonal across the complex
and serves as a pedestrian link in lieu of the
original streets.
‘A Third Way’ is our proposition to leave the
earthquake-damaged Christchurch cathedral
as a preserved ruin and which would allow
for a new purpose built cathedral to suit
the modern requirements of the Anglican Church
on another site.
This option would add a valuable historical ruin to
the few that exist today in New Zealand,
as a raw and lasting reminder of the natural
disaster that struck the heart of Christchurch.
Christchurch Cathedral Standing at over 140m high in total with
30 stories the Sentinel is New Zealand’s
tallest all apartment building. Floor to
ceiling glazing affords outstanding
grandstand views of the Hauraki Gulf coastline
North and East and Auckland City to the South.
The simple square building shape has a highly
efficient served core, a simple cost effective
structure and its scale permits a variety of
different sized spacious quality apartments.
Decks are punched in for protection from
high winds and for clarity of form. Perimeter
columns dominate spandrels and continue up
to form the arched head of the Sentinel.
Sentinel Apartments
SOME OF OUR BEST WORK Wairaki Lodge This complex of buildings is designed as a
retreat from the city apartment. It is intended
for easy entertaining and can accommodate
several guests, as well as retaining the
residents’ personal space. An environment
memorably different from city life is created.
The concept of this house is to create a
collection of buildings that has developed
over time to provide a protected outside
courtyard. This central courtyard has an oak
tree located on the key axis of the buildings
which acts as both a link to the seasons
and as a blurring of the line between
architecture and nature. The collection consists
of four buildings; a red cedar structure as the
shed, a stone building as the entry as well as an
anchoring feature on the site, a modern glass
and timber pavilion containing the living
areas, and a black cedar guest wing.
Creating a sense of establishment on the site
has been crucial in the design.
Kumanu Lodge Located on the West face of the Crown Terrace
overlooking the Wakatipu Basin, on just under
5 hectares with a building platform to the
rear Northeast corner in a large gently
sloping field. Constraints included strict
covenants on materials, roof shape and an
unusual maximum height cloause which was
measured from excavated ground level.
Due to the restricted height of 5.5m the roof
form was broken down into a rhythm of small
gables. This allowed a series of skill ceilings
which help de ne the internal space while
creating a greater feeling of volume and light.
Samoan Consulate The project consists campus style development
with two building, a three level consulate
office of approximately 1500 square metres,
one level consulate offices, one commercial
office floor and a level of ground floor retail,
a separate traditional Fale building seating
over 450 people which we believe to be the
largest in the world, a formal Malae or
traditional gathering area and an associated
55 space carpark.
Force Entertainment This building had to be exciting, memorable
and exude the notion of entertainment. The
building is incorporated into the entertainment
hub known as The Edge. The building footprint
fronts onto Aotea Square, Bledisloe Concourse,
Queen Street and abuts The Civic Theatre,
with which it shares loading facilities. It was
built which are enhanced by the new building.
The tall, narrow, aerofoil plan shaped atrium
runs in a strong diagonal across the complex
and serves as a pedestrian link in lieu of the
original streets.
With 300m2 decks overlooking Auckland’s
harbour and city, this 500m2 multimillion
dollar apartment atop the Metropolis tower
in central Auckland City, is a sophisticated
but practical, comfortable but spacious urban
pad. Meticulously designed and managed to
the smallest detail, with all the latest wired
and wireless technology in search of
convenience from a single swipe, the
apartment exibly accommodates a single
owner and his visiting family and friends
and opens up to the changing panoramas
around the building perimeter.
Metropolis Apartment Standing at over 140m high in total with
30 stories the Sentinel is New Zealand’s
tallest all apartment building. Floor to
ceiling glazing affords outstanding
grandstandviews of the Hauraki Gulf coastline
North and East and Auckland City to the South.
The simple square building shape has a highly
efficient served core, a simple cost effective
structure and its scale permits a variety of
different sized spacious quality apartments.
Decks are punched in for protection from
high winds and for clarity of form. Perimeter
columns dominate spandrels and continue up
to form the arched head of the Sentinel.
Sentinel Apartments
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