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Rebuilding after the Christchurch earthquake gave the owners of this new home by Archimetrix an opportunity to improve on what went before

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The exterior of this modern house designed by Archimetrix features textured white plaster over Hebel lightweight concrete panels, and powdercoated black V-rib longrun roofing, which wraps the main volume.

Same great site, same great view, but there's not much else about this house that relates to the original building on the property.

Archimetrix was commissioned by the owners to design the new three-level home after their former house was destroyed in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake.

Architectural designer Pete Wynyard says the owners took the opportunity to replace their rather angular 1980s home with a modern, more streamlined design.


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The kitchen cabinetry in this house by Archimetrix features a mix of spray-lacquered black gloss and stained ash veneer, and is teamed with granite benchtops.

"We were able to prove to the insurers that the new design would cost no more to build than the original, which had cantilevered elements and a lot of detailing."

Wynyard says for this project, the look was more about a modest, pared-back simplicity.

"The strength of the design is expressed by simple building shapes and a carefully chosen palette of modest materials in black and white, with timber accents.

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Archimetrix positioned the living area on the top floor of this house to maximise the views and to suit the owners preference for bedrooms at mid level.

"We believe luxury is often about the art of learning to need less. Buildings deserve to be beautiful, appreciated and admired, whether luxurious or modest. But above all else, they should be enjoyed. This house is all about comfort and lifestyle, and maximising the fabulous views."

For more details, contact Archimetrix, AEQ House, Level 2, 61 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch 8013, phone (03) 366 0664. Email: info@archimetrix.co.nz Or visit the website: www.archimetrix.co.nz

Story by: Trendsideas

25 Sep, 2015