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Summer Street Bach Renovation by Patterson Associates

By Eric Meunier


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Auckland-based Architecture firm Patterson Associates has sent us photos of the Summer Street Bach project.

This home was designed by Andrew Patterson in 1993 and won most major Architectural Awards in the country in the following year.

Ten years later it was listed amongst one of the 50 best Residential buildings in New Zealand by “Home and Garden”.

In 2005 it was one of only twenty five architectural models commissioned by the Auckland Museum to record contemporary building in Auckland.

In 2008, Pattersons Associates were commissioned to renovate and modernize the house for its new owner.  To create a larger upstairs floor plan an original first floor galvanized steel screen has been reworked into a bay window overlooking the courtyard.

Four new galvanized steel vertical screens can be slid across the window, providing privacy and solar control and to reinterpret the ideas behind the original design.  The new screen turns the louvered bay window into an operable machine, filtering light and transforming the spaces in varying combinations.

Service rooms, bathrooms and kitchens have been renovated and extended, a Media Center added and the home largely upgraded to current compliance standards.

The Summer Street Bach home in 1993

The Summer Street Bach home today

Photos courstesy of Patterson Associates

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About Eric Meunier

Currently the Owner and Chief Executive of HODYO Design, Eric Meunier's expertise in the design industry spreads over 20 years. He was the driving force behind HomeDSGN's early success, founding this website in 2011. Today, he loves to channel his passion for design into remodeling houses and transforming interior spaces with his keen eye for detail and architectural finesse. Learn more about HomeDSGN's Editorial Process.

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