architects' creative adds simple upward extrusion to 8M house in new zealand
 

architects' creative adds simple upward extrusion to 8M house in new zealand

local-based practice architects’ creative has added a simple upward extrusion to a house in christchurch, new zealand. dubbed house 8M, the residence’s 120m2 footprint has been cleverly re-planned and extended with an additional floor area of only 20m2, driven by the desire for new kitchen space at ground level with generous natural light and physical connection to the landscape, in conjunction with a new bedroom and ensuite. the contemporary extension, which could be considered a new insertion, juxtaposes the original home confidently, rising skyward.

architects' creative adds simple upward extrusion to 8M house in new zealand
all images by sam hartnett, courtesy of architects’ creative

 

 

the simple upward extrusion by architects’ creative for house 8M is clad in a skin of marine-grade aluminum panel cladding, referencing existing features. with considered window placement to capture views to surrounding hills, alongside generous roof glazing, the result is a light-filled volume displaying a dynamic play of light and shadow over the course of the day. designed with a balance between creating privacy and passive features in mind, the extension is orientated for solar gain, with opening arrangements for stack ventilation to utilizing predominant breezes ensuring the house maintains a temperate interior climate.

architects' creative adds simple upward extrusion to 8M house in new zealand

 

 

the interior design of the extension contrast the original as it is composed of a palette of warm and enduring materials including travertine flooring, larch boarding to walls and ceilings, and oak and brass metalwork detailing. this adds a subtle layer of texture and patina, composed and executed to the highest level of detail and craftsmanship. the resulting spaces of the home body the craft of architecture, bringing joy to the occupants in their everyday living, thus meeting their desire for an enduring family home.

architects' creative adds simple upward extrusion to 8M house in new zealand

architects' creative adds simple upward extrusion to 8M house in new zealand

architects' creative adds simple upward extrusion to 8M house in new zealand

architects' creative adds simple upward extrusion to 8M house in new zealand

architects' creative adds simple upward extrusion to 8M house in new zealand

architects' creative adds simple upward extrusion to 8M house in new zealand

architects' creative adds simple upward extrusion to 8M house in new zealand

architects' creative adds simple upward extrusion to 8M house in new zealand

architects' creative adds simple upward extrusion to 8M house in new zealand

architects' creative adds simple upward extrusion to 8M house in new zealand

architects' creative adds simple upward extrusion to 8M house in new zealand

 

 

project info:

 

name: 8M house
architects: architects’ creative
location: christchurch, new zealand

design team: kate sullivan, daniel sullivan
engineering: engco
landscape: ben mcmaster
year: 2019
photographs: sam hartnett
manufacturers: apl, dimond, duravit, pozzi ginori, bocci, herman pacific

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