Totally flexible

Huge sliding walls in internal living areas and architectural sliders on decks allow the creation of large, open spaces or private retreats
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While an open-plan design ensures that the various areas in a home all flow effortlessly into each other, when combined with the concept of flexible space division, it also allows for privacy and retreat zones.

PTG Architecture was engaged to provide full architectural, interior and lighting design for a new home in Albany. PTG architect Henry Lin worked closely with his clients, accurately interpreting their needs and aspirations to create a design for a contemporary family home with striking forms, clean lines and modern features.

An open-plan layout was integral to the design, to ensure the owner, when in the kitchen, still could participate in family activities.


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"This design allows each space to flow onto the next, allowing the eye to see beyond the room into other areas of the house, creating a great sense of spaciousness," says Lin.

However, with large sliding walls in the living spaces, the open-plan area can easily be divided into smaller spaces when needed. The same concept is applied to the upper deck, which is accessed from the kitchen and dining area via architectural sliders. These, and the adjustable louvred sliding system around the deck, can be open or closed to create an exposed or sheltered extension of the living spaces.

Additionally, the central double-height atrium, which connects the spaces in the house, promotes internal air circulation to cool the house in the summer. In winter, the atrium can be closed off from the rest of the home to greatly reduce heating requirements.

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PTG Architecture and the builder for the project, Bellve Construction, teamed up to achieve the owners' brief for a modern design with flat roofs and overhanging eaves that provide the house with protection from the weather. Bellve used masonry construction, with a solid plaster finish, to ensure the home would be strongly built, enduring and quiet. The construction style of this home means it has good insulation properties, so it is warm, dry and energy efficient.

For additional information, contact PTG Architecture. Website: www.ptga.co.nz.

Or you can contact Bellve Construction. Email: allan.bellve@xtra.co.nz.

Sep 29, 2009
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