This cost-effective and environmentally responsible new home is placed between native bush and the Kaipara Harbour on the Pahi Peninsula. The two-bedroom house has a highly efficient plan, which takes into account standard sheet sizes and construction techniques …
About Pac Studio
Pac Studio is an ideas-driven design office, committed to intellectual and artistic rigour, and fuelled by a strong commitment to realising ideas in the world. We believe a thoughtful and inclusive approach to design, which puts people at the heart of any potential solution, is the key to compelling and positive architecture.
Through our relationships with inter-related disciplines – furniture, art, landscape, academia – we can create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. We are open to unconventional propositions.
LOCATION: Auckland, New Zealand
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In a wood lined field, near Wanaka’s lake edge, the Wanaka Crib is composed of two gables and a chisel roof slipping past one another to make three enclosed courtyards. Each courtyard creates a specific relationship with the interior.
Split Villa is a renovation to a villa in the Auckland suburb of Sandringham. The project involved the design of a new addition that steps gradually through three split levels down to create an easy connection from the living spaces to the landscape.
This renovation of an Auckland family home is simple, warm and fun. The owners presented a common set of problems: the inner city bungalow that they owned was disconnected from the landscape, was poorly laid out and lacked space for their growing family.
The Longbush Ecosanctuary Welcome Shelter is an innovative environmental education space designed, constructed and operated by a group of passionate volunteers, with the support of local businesses and charitable organisations.
Steel screens and profiled-metal cladding and roofs accentuate the heavy metal theme, while cedar to the north and the street elevation softens the house as a neighbourly presence in the street.