The Bonita Room Alteration / Irving Smith Architects

The bonita room alteration / irving smith architects

Project Details:
Location: New Zealand
Type: Residential
Architects: Irving Smith Architects

Architect’s Statement:
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 thinks like a kitchen, spaces to fit a family, and a connection to the garden.

The bonita room alteration / 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.

The bonita room alteration / irving smith architects

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.

Aline Chahine
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