Friday, December 21, 2007

'Pinwheel' Tower - Organon Architecture



PinwheelTower1987-003I drove past the big hole in the ground yesterday on the corner of Albert and Victoria that will one day soon will become Auckland's second tallest building, and I reflected wistfully about this student project of mine from 1987 for the city block next door at Queen and Victoria, where the awful Philips Fox building(s) is/are now.

The pictures of the concept model are rather worse for wear, I’m afraid, but I still like the way it would have soared up out of that Queen St corner, and require of passersby just a little bit of time to get to know.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Vet Clinic - Organon Architecture, 1994


A vet clinic I designed for a close friend nearly twenty years ago to inspire her to work towards her own practice. It succeeded! :-)

The clinic is designed to give a presence to the street, of course, and it places the hospitalised animals -- the very reason for the clinic -- at its very heart, with flat above, surgery to the rear and consulting rooms and waiting areas spilling out to the street, and opening out to gardens.

There are no hallways; internal circulation takes place through the central 'hospital' area (encouraging continual monitoring of patients). All other spaces are spun out from this, reflecting its importance, and this great central space comes through on the exterior as the 'crown' of the building.

A union of function and art, you might say.

Parnell Vets Floor Plans

Labels: Architecture, Organon Architecture

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Hamilton House - Organon Architecture


The Hamilton House by Organon Architecture featured here some months ago is now developing a lived-in feeling, as these few photos show . . .

Labels: Architecture, Organon Architecture

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

4/99 Aotea St

Designed by PC in July 1990 as a simple spec house to complete (and complement) an existing four-unit complex overlooking Mission Bay. Text and pictures are from the Open2View site.

$715,000, Residential - Town House, 4/99 Aotea St
Suburb: Mission Bay Area: Auckland City Region: Auckland
Rooms: 4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms
Floor area: 260m² (2798 Sq. Feet) Lot size: Built In: 1992

This secure, stylish, modern home enjoys a quiet cul de sac setting just a few minutes stroll from Mission Bay, the parks & shops!

  • Warm northwest courtyard setting
  • Just refurbished


  • Double Garage
  • 2 Living areas