Posted by CCM / 08 February 2019
Design on some projects is a labour of love for both the builder and architect. This one is different as it is also an epic journey.
Having previously built a high quality house with the builder, the relationship continued to the next phase - the design of his new house(s).
Wanting to maximise the opportunities on the site, the builder required two dwellings but these had to be staged in order to build them part time.
Some years later the whole project is coming to fruition. The first house in the front was completed a few years ago, and more recently the rear house where the builder is now living.
Designed to accommodate the expansive views, all day sun, privacy and the very low height control planes. Resource consenting was no easy task, however with the building now completed to this stage, it is clear that the opportunities to maximise the sites potential have been realised.
Clean simple designed forms with unfussy detailing, along with a complex structure (new codes after the Christchurch Earthquake) and a relentless eye for ensuring the detailing was to the best quality has its rewards.
Now for the landscaping.
CCM Architects is a design lead New Zealand practice. We bring a commitment to architecture that serves the users and delivers for the client fresh ideas, creativity and simplicity out of complex issues.
Our experience ranges from large scale university campuses and hospitals through to civic parks and streetscapes. We understand the importance of urban design to enhance the connections and spaces between buildings for users and the impact this has on creating quality buildings.
We have specialist skills in project management, leading large consultant and contract teams on a variety of projects. We have developed close working relationships with allied professionals to provide our clients with the best expertise available into a cohesive working environment.
We have wide experience in all aspects of the design and delivery of ﬁtouts that complement the ever-evolving needs of the users. We work with our clients to find the best ﬁt within certain parameters such as look and feel, quality, programme and sustainability.
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