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Albert Street Studio

Island Bay, Wellington, NZ   


Architect designed studio building in natural timber, aluminium windows, with large graffiti murals

A split level garage with large store room above occupied the front of a suburban section. Its owners, living in the house behind, envisaged converting it into a self-contained studio space – for work, play or as a teenage get-away. The store room floor is removed, giving way to a lofty 3.5m high stud living area, with a mezzanine bedroom beyond. Services - kitchenette, bathroom, storage – are recessed along one side; on the other, a stairwell and two, west-facing verandas. The envelope is extensively glazed, finished with Macrocarpa trim and coloured panels.

Plywood kitchenette and eating space on polished concrete floor
Bright coloured painted house with natural timber and large doors to kitchen
Mezzanine photo down to modern kitchenette and large windows overlooking garden
Mezzanine office and sleeping space with large doors to outdoor space
Albert Street floor plan drawings
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