Bonita Room Alteration in New Zealand

Bonita Room Alteration, NZ 1960s Residential Building, Alec Bowman Home Design, Property Images

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 Alteration in New Zealand

Bonita Room by Irving Smith Architects

Residential Extension and Redevelopment in New Zealand by Irving Smith Architects

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.

NZ 1960s Residential Building

New Zealand 1960s Residential Building 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.

New Zealand sixties Residential Building renewal by Irving Smith Architects

NZ 1960s Residential Building

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Residential Extension and Redevelopment in New Zealand images / information from Irving Smith Architects

Location: New Zealand




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