Launch Bay West
Residential
 
Hobsonville Point, New Zealand
Client
Winton Partners
Team
landscape Architect: Wraight Associates
Phase
Design
Images
Dawid Wisniewski

Sited on a former aircraft base now rezoned for residential development, the design took its lead from the grandness of the historic military structures – aircraft hangers, munitions stores, and testing facilities. These present clear and simply delineated building shapes to be viewed against the skyline. Spatial drama is realized through sculpted openings that boldly delineate the line between inside and outside.

Building to the lot lines to reinforce the enclosure of the street, the scheme cuts the building mass to shape a bold pedestrian through-site link. Picked out in vibrant colour, the openings to apartment lobbies lead off the side of the sculpted portals.

Wakefield Hotel
Commercial
 
Auckland, New Zealand