Saturday, November 14, 2009

Van Oostrom House – Organon Architecture



I couldn’t be happier with how this house has turned out – and from their enthusiasm I sense my clients would say the same.


I posted it here a few years back (here and here), but now the plants have matured – and since it’s been featured in the Waikato Times this month, I figured it was about time I showed it here in all its glory.


Who would have thought this could be found just five minutes from the centre of Hamilton.


The Waikato Times called it “an outstanding Hamilton home, surely one that is among the finest ‘House ‘n’ Lifestyle’ has featured.” Naturally, I agree with them . . .  but I bet they say that about every house. ;^)


The house offers a private front to the street, and opens out from within to four landscaped ‘courtyards’ created to integrate site and house.


I won’t say too much here, since you can read about it in the ‘House n’ Lifestyle’ feature linked below – but seeing a house completed to this standard and the clients enjoying it as they are is the reason I do this job: to bring their dreams into reality by doing what they would do if they were a good architect.

P1000564 [Photos by AvO]





Labels: Architecture, Organon Architecture

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Project: Dargaville extension – Organon Architecture

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Here’s a simple wee project I’ve been working on to extend a small existing house with a family area opening up to a protected outside courtyard, and to add on a sleep-out/studio with an open outside-eating spot between to enjoy cooling summer breezes.