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Having previously lived in a large country property in Greytown, the clients’ vision was to downsize into a smaller home that was warmer, drier and easier to maintain, while still providing a comfortable and inviting space for extended family to visit. As a home designed for life, the dwelling needed to be energy efficient, low maintenance, wheelch...
Project name
Four Corners
Architecture firm
First Light Studio
Location
Wairarapa, New Zealand
Photography
David Hensel
The built form draws its inspiration from the natural landforms and the historical process of shifting rock forms that created the Remarkable Mountain range that provides the backdrop to Jacks Point. A simple gable form is shifted along its ridge line to create a bold, sharp, form reminiscent of the jagged mountains beyond.
Project name
Jacks Point Rise
Architecture firm
First Light Studio
Location
Queenstown, New Zealand
Photography
Andy Spain
Nestled amidst the picturesque hillsides of Brooklyn, Wellington, "The Twins" stand as a testament to the vision and collaboration of two directors from First Light Studio. This project, aptly named "The Twins," revolves around the concept of duality, it represents an ingenious solution to the challenges posed by the Wellington housing market while...
Project name
The Twins
Architecture firm
First Light Studio
Location
Brooklyn, Wellington, New Zealand
Photography
David Hensel
Located between Wellington’s creative Cuba quarter and the central business district, 129 Willis Street was earthquake prone and ready for a refurbishment. Previously home to three small commercial tenants, the refurbished office transformed the dark, inefficiently laid-out space into a lofty, open plan work space, suited to the modern working envi...
Project name
Willis Street Strengthening / Renovation
Architecture firm
First Light Studio
Location
Wellington, New Zealand
Photography
David Hensel