Mason Steele House

LOCATION:

Wanaka.

Thom Craig Architects.


CHALLENGES:

Large curved roof cantilever created unusual engineering challenges because of the limited number of weight-bearing points to support the roof.


SOLUTION:

Creating an intricate steel structure to support the curved roof while protecting the aesthetic of the architectural design.


PARTNERS:

Thom Craig Architects.

Smith House

LOCATION:

Christchurch.

Matz Architects.


CHALLENGES:

Earthquake prone TC2/TC3 land piled foundations with large, heavy two-storey structure.


SOLUTION:

Combined steel and concrete panel structure to provide required strength while maintaining the vision of the architect.


PARTNERS:

Matz Architects.

Shotover River House

LOCATION:

Shotover River, Queenstown

Thom Craig Architects.


CHALLENGES:

High-end intricate architectural features demanded detailed structural design.


SOLUTION:

Close working relationship with the architect resulted in structural solutions that maintained the integrity of the architectural design.


PARTNERS:

Thom Craig Architects.

Remuera House

LOCATION:

Auckland

Studio 2 Architects (Paul Clarke).


CHALLENGES:

Renovating an existing house to provide a garage basement and a feature first floor master bedroom cantilever.


SOLUTION:

Structural steel frame to replace the existing timber sub-floor structure to span the new garage space. Steel frame hidden within the first floor and roof depth to form the cantilever floor.


PARTNERS:

Studio 2 Architects (Paul Clarke)

Tawharanui House

LOCATION:

Tawharanui.

RTA Architects.


CHALLENGES:

Poor ground conditions for the lower building and a high flood level.


SOLUTION:

Driven piles to support the foundations, including the car port slab.


PARTNERS:

RTA Architects.

Great Barrier Island House

LOCATION

Great Barrier Island.

Studio 2 Architects (Paul Clarke).


CHALLENGES

Constructing on varying ground conditions where firm ground gives way to sand-blown dunes and sourcing large volumes of top-quality concrete to a remote location.


SOLUTION

Careful consideration of where to use piles to ensure an economic build and advising the client when purchasing a mobile concrete batching plant for the project.


PARTNERS:
Studio 2 Architects (Paul Clarke).

Stanley House

LOCATION

Christchurch.

On behalf of Weir Walker Architecture.


CHALLENGES

Unusually large cantilever concrete panels perpendicular to the wall panels below to form first-floor master bedroom.


SOLUTION

Intricate hidden structure design to support the weight of the top floor.


PARTNERS:
Weir Walker Architecture in association with Lanyon & LeCompte