ROSSGROVE TERRACE BATHROOM.
Rossgrove Terrace was a particularly exciting project, the building its self was designed by Koru Architects almost 20 years ago, so provided an architecturally interesting space to work within from the get go. For this bathroom my vision was minimal and monochrome with a stunning marble textured wall which provided the depth and texture I was looking for.
For the tapware and fittings, I chose a gunmetal finish which worked perfectly with the monochrome scheme and highlighted the darker veining in the marble and the aggregate in the polished concrete.
The original bathroom had a built in bath spanning the entire back wall, making the sliding windows hard to access and causing a lot of wasted space either end of the bath. By tearing this out and replacing it with a free standing bath, we have gained back valuable floor area and made a much easier passage to the windows and been able to add in an open, walk in shower with smoked glass screen.
The vanity and mirror cabinet were custom made, By doing so we achieved a perfectly scaled vanity for this space with the exact finishes to match the existing polished concrete floors and new, satin white wall tiles. The push touch draw with an additional hidden draw was the ideal combo for this room as it provided plenty of storage, and having no handle complemented out minimal scheme. I love to design and incorporate custom vanities into my designs because I know that the client is going to receive the best quality fixtures that will last a life time.
Going for a high quality, Italian porcelain tile over real stone was the ideal choice in this bathroom as it is non-porous, which makes it super easy maintenance and doesn't require sealing. The great thing about Italian tiles is they have a higher variation making it look as realistic as possible without being the real deal.
The smoked glass shower screen was such a big feature in this bathroom and I am so pleased with how it turned out! It added that little bit 'extra' and took this space to a whole new level of Luxe.
The objective in establishing The Kitchen is to create an inspiring, well resourced work environment for people who change things. I had to provide a place for experience and encounter, work and play as its 'shared space' where members of the public could rent a desk and be stimulated in the environment whilst doing so. The Kitchen also hosts member events from time to time, such as community workshops, product launches and networking events, so the space had to be designed around flexibility.
TINY HOUSE BUILD.
This tiny house situated in Taupaki is constructed on a trailer. With a full kitchen, bathroom and queen size loft the build is taking shape!
The fitout for JWT was important to have a degree of sensitivity to the architectural work by Fearon Hay in the restoration of Imperial Building, but to let JWT's creative culture grow within.
Raw materials of concrete, iron and glass were matched with vibrant colours and textures throughout the spaceplan.
The open plan bench system office purposely had no longitudinal screens between desks to encourage communication and collaboration
The Skills Org.
The objective at The Skills was to space plan an office for 80 people, with 6 different teams to integrate and communicate with each other. We established many 'bump points' and collaborative hot spots to achieve this.
The Skills Organisation is one of the most dynamic organisations in the education sector, working across a wide range of industries with clients ranging from electricians to large corporate contact centres and all sorts in between.
The bones of this 900m2 building was already there. My interior design skills came into play when designing the kitchen with its own hidden prep room, and the 6 bedrooms, bathrooms and the seamless but private integration for the guest pool house.
The home in the North Shore, Auckland is often used to entertain overseas business partners and of course the client's children so the decor had to accommodate all variations of living. The wooden shutters framed the country estate.
'The Fort' on Fort Street, Auckland is the latest project. Interior designed by Laura Lochhead, furniture supplied by Fuze Interiors. 50 people. A workspace designed around the idea of productivity and wellbeing within the workspace.
pRIVATE RESIDENCE ST MARY'S BAY
This project required styling, re-positioned artwork, and interior design within the three levelled apartment. The focus being the art, and designing a home that had a gallery aesthetic but still felt homely.
Voyager Internet is a fast expanding business with so much culture that needed to be translated into their spatial design. Pocketspace completely space-planned, provided 3D renders, complete furniture specification and project management. Three new boardrooms were also constructed using the DS Potter series. Complete with sit-stand desks, and a black board for the lunch menu, this project wholeheartedly reflects a healthy, productive and communicative space.
Mc Dougall Partners
This Realestate agency wanted a welcoming reception as well as a full back of house fitout. The project involved full spaceplan, 3D renders, furniture specification, entire re-paint, lighting, new carpet and vinyl wood plank flooring for the staff area, finishing off with new signage.
This gorgeous fitout was a complete interior strip and reconstruction by Alaska. New meeting rooms, offices, main workspace and kitchen was the main brief. All new lighting, paint, carpet, vinyl flooring and furniture required to complete this classy office ready for clients to walk in.
A typical process of Pocketspace is demonstrated with Gentrack. They wanted to acquire another level of the building. Pocketspace was hired to re-space plan using some existing furniture and create new spaces of emphasis such as the kitchen, breakout and reception. This is true to what the client would receive when 3D renders are completed
This project was a gorgeous refit about looks and function. The owner was working in a light deprived room so we switched him out, and made his old workspace the new meeting room. The 3D renders helped the client visualise the end product, with the actual photos not too far behind!
Commercial Clients include:
Giltrap Group, BMW services, Vintners Wine, Pengelly's, Hobsons Choice, Paramount Saftey, Strata Funding, Prohab Physio, Seeby Properties, AON Insurance Sydney, Penberthy Insurance and Mortgage Brokers, Business Franchise Group, Devon Funds, Heavens Beauty, Jucebox, Quinovic, Hobsonville RSA, Faith City Church, Precision Dental, Future Skills, Shore Mariner.
Private Residence Newton
This residence required specialist small space design. The whole townhouse required re-carpet, paint, bathroom fit-out with council consent, and a kitchen.
The children's room required smart storage saving furniture which included a pull down bunk bed system.