Auckland architect Pete Bossley’s individual residence renovation has caught the eye of his peers – the undertaking has been awarded a Housing – Alterations and Additions Award in this year’s NZIA Auckland Architecture Awards.
Bossley, who shares the residence with his associate, artist Miriam van Wezel, describes the project as “a tale of loving iterations made to accommodate expanding and contracting household and guests”.
He claims it is a put that has been continually building in excess of 20 a long time, with out at any time having an “end-game” in sight. “It has gone from three bedrooms to 4, again to 3 bedrooms and workspace, and could nicely revert to four bedrooms if needed.”
The NZIA jury praised the “array of ‘adjustments’ played out across the initial property above numerous years”.
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“Everywhere are times of considerate thought and experimentation, but also accumulation, that enable the home to echo deeply the shifting nature of its owners’ lived collaboration.
The jury mentioned the household was “rich in idiosyncratic envelope shifts, cell aspects, surprising interconnections, and an affable transforming of entrance, back again and facet yards” and delivers ”an utterly compelling eyesight of location-remaking”.
‘Not about picture-ready tidiness’
Bossley has also admitted the household is not about “photo-prepared tidiness”. “It is about dwelling in consolation with architectural delights: the central rest room with a perspective via to the backyard garden, the way early early morning shadows glance across the ply and GRC fireplace surround, the informally hung artworks, the wavy handrail up the irregular entry steps……”
Color plays a robust purpose, assuring the project also received a Resene Color Award, with the Resene judges expressing: “Colour is a medium that skilfully underscores the complicated spatiality deployed by both of those the architect and artist occupants of this wonderful home alteration.
“Orange, environmentally friendly, red, blue – just about everywhere they splendidly interact to nuance and intensify the day-to-day designs of lifetime played out listed here.”
Bossley suggests the new extensions are intended as “floating planes of color, clad in fibre-cement sheet with exposed fixings, to identify new elements from previously iterations”.
“Internally, silver beech plywood and GRC (glass fibre-bolstered concrete) have been utilized to generate streams of identity flowing by way of the present areas.”