Gate & Garden
Mount Victoria, Wellington, NZ
Infill meets multi residential housing on a pocket scale. The brief was to add 4 new dwellings to a site with an existing house containing several units. The existing building strikes a prominent symmetrical facade to the street, so the idea is to create formality and balance out on the street front - the gate houses, and slyness out back - the garden house. Each dwelling has one bedroom, bathroom, laundry cupboard, and open living areas (kitchen, dining, lounge). Each has access to quality outdoor areas - the gate houses to sun drenched decks, and the garden house dwellings to courtyards. The gate houses are lofted to accommodate parking for the site, and overall care has been taken to create privacy between the new and existing dwellings with quality landscaping (by Local) in between.