The 350m2 site in Oceanview Road, Mount Maunganui, is a short walk to the finest golden sand and surfing beaches in New Zealand, the safe sheltered Tauranga Harbour, working Port and The Mount Retail and Entertainment Precinct. The site is flat with breathtaking views of The Mount. The Client Brief was to design a 3 Bedroom Home with a contemporary modern aesthetic. The total floor area of 315m2 consists of the Main Bedroom with Ensuite and Double Shower, 2 Bedrooms and Study, Open Plan Living, Dining and Kitchen, Games Room with Pool Table connected to a Double Garage and Outdoor Decks.
The 650m2 Inner City site is a 5-minute walk to Hamilton Central Business District. The Client Brief was to design their Dream Family Home with a contemporary modern aesthetic. The total floor area of 327m2 consists of 4 Bedrooms plus Ensuites, Media Room, Study, Covered Decks, Open Plan Living, Dining and Kitchen, Butler’s Pantry, Laundry, additional Lounge and Triple Garage, Workshop and Basement Storage. maximising of Waikato River and Maungatautari Mountain Views. The Design is inspired by the organic and fluid nature of the River with its deep, dark, flowing water and scoured riverbanks revealing layers of silt, sand and gravel.
The Stairs, Main Bedroom and Ensuite are set out according to the Fibonacci Spiral – Golden Section/Divine Proportion. The design celebrates “structural expressionism” through “Flying Magaftas” – curved, organic columns/beams on the outside and inside of the House. There is provision in the design for a 5 car garage and workshop styled on a European Ferrari Showroom with extensive use of tiles and natural light. The design was to maximise Waikato River, Gully and Fairfield Bridge views.