JTB Architects

Scotland Street Alterations



CLIENT: chris & Alex chisnall | STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING: W R ANDREW | COMPLETED: dec 2015 | awards: NZIA and resene colour 2016 housing alterations & additions

A simple, cedar 'wrap' over the existing exterior, which connects the original house with a new living area, is one of a series of strong moves that create a welcoming and functional family home. The architects have shown a great understanding of the Building Code, astutely providing (or avoiding) specific elements. An outdoor deck, linking a new bedroom and living area, has been cleverly worked to achieve the functionality of an outdoor room. This is a good example of how small but well thought through interventions can produce a meaningful result.

A simple dichromatic palette of white and red has been successfully employed to frame or contrast the garden, sky and the mixed colours of the hedging that lines the deck edge.