it’s been a while….

I have been busy with some more thermally efficient projects since I last posted. Here are some detail shots during construction of a SIPs panel project in the deep south. A bit of a photo timeline of the start of the project. Big reveal to come!

 

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NZIA Southern Architecture award

It was wonderful to receive a New Zealand Institute of Architects Southern Architecture award last week!Stacey Farrell NZIA Southern Architecture Award 2017

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The Bunkhouse

This project was an addition to a stone cottage that has been in the family for generations. The new addition was to keep The Bunkhouse or stone cottage in tact as far as practical, while adding modern functional spaces.

The new addition houses 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, with a tea station,  and a North deck over a sunroom / entry. The roof form was designed to pay homage to the the stone cottage it serves- a perfect square with a diagonal internal gutter matching the existing stone cottage roof pitch.

The stone cottage was converted into living kitchen and dining room only with a new kitchen added.

TheBuilders.co.nz did a fantastic careful job and were a pleasure to work with. I have to credit them with the detail of the retained and newly incorporated family heights measure in the sunroom.

Thank you to Ben Ruffell ruff.co.nz for the photos.

The Bunk House, Stacey Farrell, Queenstown Architect

The Bunk House, Stacey Farrell, Queenstown Architect

The Bunk House, Stacey Farrell, Queenstown Architect

The Bunk House, Stacey Farrell, Queenstown Architect

The Bunk House, Stacey Farrell, Queenstown Architect

The Bunk House, Stacey Farrell, Queenstown Architect

The Bunk House, Stacey Farrell, Queenstown Architect

The Bunk House, Stacey Farrell, Queenstown Architect

The Bunk House, Stacey Farrell, Queenstown Architect

The Bunk House, Stacey Farrell, Queenstown Architect

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The Woolshed, Queenstown.

The Woolshed is completed and is feeling very fun and playful. This 3 bedroom home has a kids bunk room with a loft, and an adult reading retreat off the main living area.

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Framing a view

Steel went up yesterday and a residential project in Queenstown is taking shape! This is a 3 bedroom house, with a roof deck over the garage to sneak some entertaining space with lake views in.

 

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Action at House for a Winemaker

House for a Winemaker is complete and things are settling in nicely. The view from all angles is almost surreal. We are looking forward to a photo shoot in Autumn.

Reflections, Stacey Farrell, Queenstown Architect

House for a Winemaker. Stacey Farrell, Queenstown Architect

Reflections, Stacey Farrell, Queenstown Architect

House for a Winemaker: Kitchen. Stacey Farrell, Queenstown Architect

Reflections, Stacey Farrell, Queenstown Architect

House for a Winemaker. Stacey Farrell, Queenstown Architect

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House for a Winemaker is nearly there!

Exciting progress and the house on the hill has good presence. We only have weeks to go now.IMG_9839

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Autumn Views

House for a Winemaker is taking shape. A sneaky peak after a weekend walk got me pretty excited with progress.

Reflections, Stacey Farrell, Queenstown Architect

 

Reflections, Stacey Farrell, Queenstown Architect On the left are the living room and dining. Centre will be the kitchen with a deck to the Northern view. Bedrooms and bathrooms on the right. You can see the green treated plywood flooring already installed in one of the bathrooms. Wall frames are stacked in the foreground ready to be stood up next week.Reflections, Stacey Farrell, Queenstown ArchitectView from the kitchen.

It is always nice to see what was in my mind, take real life form.  Be able to walk through the spaces, see the captured views, and feel the building. While there I had a very informative conversation with someone. She was telling about how she had come across information on options alternative to conventional medicine, and its benefits. It was a very enlightening conversation, and I will probably be considering my options differently the next time I get sick. If you would like to look into this topic further, you can Click to Find Out More.

 

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Tilt Shift

We have renders!TILT SHIFT FRONT Tilt Shift East render Tilt_Shift_Shadoline_Jpg_Reduced

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Tilt Shift

This project is a holiday house with fantastic 180+ degree lake views in Queenstown. The site is steep, like many we deal with, and the design methodology explored the shift and tilt of the rock strata seen on site. Tilting and shifting materials and forms to create an abstraction, as a tilt shift photographic lens would do.

Tilt Shift 1 Tilt Shift 2Working with the slope, orientation and dramatic views the design became 2 distinct forms. The ground level stone walls anchor the building against prevailing winds and recognise the rock forms of the hillside.

These are contrasted against the lightweight vertical cedar tilted form, which picks up the line of the existing contours. Between the dominant forms horizontal cedar is revealed to mediate and wrap around, connecting the anchored stone to the tilting vertical cedar.

The resulting design provides 5 bedrooms with en suites, and 2 living areas. There is a focus on providing options for guests to retreat or socialize, and to capture a number of different incredible views.

 

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