Located in York Bay, Wellington, New Zealand, this project by Paul Rolfe Architects comes as an addition to an current property. Respectful of the natural atmosphere, the new construction’;s outdoors line is equivalent to the rest of the developing. The two elements that come to define this project are the use of organic light and that of wood. Except for structural narrow pieces of wall right here and there, the façades are generally produced of floor-to-ceiling windows which bring natural light to each corner of the residence. Some of these glass surfaces slide to give access to a wooden balcony. Consequently the artificial lighting is kept to a minimum, with a few recessed spot lights and iconic pendant lamps over the dining table and the kitchen counter. Wood is utilized both horizontally and vertically. The floor is covered with wide and long planks in a warm reddish essence. The planks are laid each north-south and east-west, like to indicate the way around the home. In the living region the wall opposite the glass wall is paneled in wood of the exact same essence, as if the architect attempted to produce some sort of symbolic symmetry with the outside landscape.
The floor of the living location is slightly recessed and covered with anthracite carpet, which offers it even more depth. The larger wooden floor level continues along and around the glass wall to develop a bench-like structure. Seating on cozy pillows, one can seat about the fire, watch Television or merely contemplate the forest outdoors.
From the living region two actions lead to a podium-like floor, going by the cubic metallic wood-burning stove.
The dining table is massive and covered with floor planks. It is surrounded by comfortable padded leather armchairs, in a warm brown tone.
The supplies used for the kitchen modify from the rest of the home, they are colder stainless steel and glossy white panels. The operating surface and the peninsula are covered in stainless steel, while the rest of the furnishings is glossy white. The 3 bright yellow metal stools bring in an industrial touch.
This is 1 of the initial sketches, which was slightly modified in the process.