The client came to us with an architects concept for a two storey house on their site. BCG ARCHITECTURE took the architects concept and brought together a well-defined two storey house along with moving the studio to be attached to the existing house.
The client’s husband was experiencing some physical issues that meant the house had to be considered for long term medical care and also be able to accommodate their daughter’s family.
The site was in two titles and the planning required to achieve an additional house on the property was quite difficult. The house concept was not what the Council officers were looking for in a historical zone. Quite a lot of time was taken ensuring that the design concept, materials, colours and planning rules were very specific and tailored to the philosophy of a historical setting.
The Council were a particular hurdle that needed to be addressed as the historical zoning and the architectural concept were in direct conflict, so BCG ARCHITECTURE took action to address these concerns. We spent a considerable amount of time in discussion with Council officers to ensure that the concept was acceptable. Colour boards were provided along with a significant amount of resource consent documentation to ensure we got approval. The subsequent building consent process was very simple and efficient.
BCG ARCHITECTURE had a great team of consultants involved to ensure that we got the Resource Consent (RC) through Council and then on to the Building Consent (BC) process. The client was extremely patient through the RC process and was ready to make amendments and changes to ensure that the ultimate design package still achieved their requirements.
The client also spent a lot of time ensuring that the finishes and materials were going to suit their requirements. We have had to accommodate interior doors coming from the UK, along with kitchen cabinetry from Germany.
Getting Resource Consent for the concept that we presented to Council has been a real highlight of the process. Our beliefs in responding to the historical ordinances and attitudes of the Council officers and ensuring that the product we devised was truly an outstanding design and a great result for the whole team.
Proposed studio was built first. In keeping with the character of the existing house – timber weatherboard wall cladding with timber window framing and COLORSTEEL® roofing to match existing.
The new two-storey house has 4 bedrooms with 4 bathrooms. A more modern/contemporary look – a mixture of white brick veneer, black aluminium Nu-Wall cladding and black aluminium double glazed windows. The two (2) high pitch roofs overlaid in corrugated iron roofing sheets with a flat membrane roof system between.
Each level has its own deck, off the living room – first floor overlooks the city and iconic Sky Tower; ground floor deck sits just above lush gardens lovingly landscaped by the owner.
Credit: Photos & Video by SEN ART Visual Lab.