techne extends sandringham house with monochromatic volumes
 
techne extends sandringham house with monochromatic volumes techne extends sandringham house with monochromatic volumes
apr 13, 2015

techne extends sandringham house with monochromatic volumes

techne extends sandringham house with monochromatic volumes
photography by derek swalwell
all images courtesy of techne

 

 

 

the renovation and expansion of ‘sandringham house’ in auckland, new zealand marries old and new architecture meanwhile retaining the existing features on the front side. created by techne architects who collaborated with doherty design studio for the interiors, the residence belongs to a couple with young children and the conversion sees the home evolving into an elegantly energetic space. internally, the rooms embody a utilitarian aesthetic, mixing different material finishes, furnishings and splashes of bright color to create a playful and energetic space- appropriate for the growing family’s day-to-day lifestyle. furthermore, on the rear side, a distinctive two-storey monochrome extension has been added, altogether integrating 4 bedrooms, a study and an open-plan lounge area. drawing inspiration from shipping containers, the volumes open up at the back to a landscaped garden with a tiled patio and overall, the horizontally paneled walls of the extension subtly adds a contemporary take to the home, whilst continuing the rhythm of the existing weatherboarded anterior façade.

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the lounge area opens up to the back garden

sandringham house techne architects auckland designboom
outdoor space

sandringham house techne architects auckland designboom
interior hallway

sandringham house techne architects auckland designboom
open plan dining area

sandringham house techne architects auckland designboom
the lounge, kitchen and dining altogether

sandringham house techne architects auckland designboom
hexagonal tile pattern in the bathroom

sandringham house techne architects auckland designboom
the extension is a contemporary take on shipping containers

sandringham house techne architects auckland designboom
the double fronted weatherboard, front of the house

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