Addition to a celebrated modernist dwelling

The original house at 29 Corinth St was constructed in 1963 and designed by the celebrated modernist architect Vladimir Cacala. Published in an issue of the international journal Architectural Review, it was a fine example of modernist domestic architecture in Auckland. The house has been largely preserved and retains many fine details that distinguish it as worthy of respect. The present owners are dedicated to retaining the integrity of the original design and are well aware of the cultural and historic value of the house.

Our design intention has been to provide modern living necessities with a sympathetic approach to the existing house. To the east of the existing dwelling, the new addition carefully engages with the existing concrete block wall and steps back to retain the overall proportional integrity of the existing house. To ensure minimal disruption to the existing structure, we proposed removing the existing kitchen to allow this more extensive space as a second living/games room and office studio space.

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Outdoor art framed by the void within the architecture
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The newly renovated living room is a celebration of colour and minimalist forms. Its a delightful update to the original house, designed originally in the 1960's
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Wooden interior furnishing in the entrance is warm and inviting.
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Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand


  • Daniel Marshall
  • Daniel Lewis


  • Simon Devitt


  • Resene – Total Colour Award, Best Residential Interior
  • NZIA – National Award
  • NZIA – Auckland Branch Award


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