Bonita Room Alteration in New Zealand

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Bonita Room Alteration in New Zealand

Residential Extension and Redevelopment in New Zealand – design by Irving Smith Architects

19 May 2016

Bonita Room Alteration

Design: Irving Smith Architects

Location: New Zealand

Bonita Room Alteration

Bonita Room

An architect’s house is a thing to play with, a bit like life. Perhaps even more so when its an architecture inherited almost unchanged from Alec Bowman’s original 1960 design for a retired couple, and now in dire need of simple things like a kitchen, spaces to fit a family, and a connection to the garden.

Bonita Room

Bonita Room

Bonita Room

Our alteration starts with the addition of a room as a 13th birthday present, the ‘The Bonita Room’. The addition of around 12m2 and internal reconfiguration turns the house from a retiree into a home for a family of 5.

Bonita Room

Bonita Room Bonita Room

The alteration firstly accepts what we all like about the house and then looks for with what’s missing. New work carefully playing darker, secondary and supportive.

Bonita Room

Bonita Room

Bonita Room

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New Zealand Architecture Designs – chronological list

New Zealand Houses – Selection:

Corinth St House : Daniel Marshall Architect
Corinth St House
photo © Simon Devitt
Auckland House

Herne Bay House : Stevens Lawson Architects
Herne Bay House
photo © Mark Smith
Herne Bay House

Hobson Bay House : Stevens Lawson Architects
Hobson Bay House
photo © Mark Smith
Hobson Bay House




New Zealand Architects

New Zealand Architecture – Selection

Mai Mai, Auckland
Patterson Associates Limited
Mai Mai building
picture : Patrick Reynolds

Mai Mai building

Mountain Retreat, Southern Lakes, southern New Zealand
Fearon Hay Architects
Mountain Retreat
photograph : Patrick Reynolds

Mountain Retreat

Australian Architecture Designs – chronological list

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Bonita Room Alteration Building

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