This book provides a photo essay on two houses by New Zealand architect John Scott (1924-92); the Werry House and the Francis House, which sit side by side.
They are late works in good condition, but have slipped from memory and today are largely unknown.
Our intention was to focus on just a few things in these buildings; doors and windows, gutters and eaves and thresholds between interior and garden.
These simple facts of building are common to almost every house, so commonplace in fact as to barely register in discussion of architecture today.
However in Scott's hands these facts became ideas, ideas which he returned to throughout his life.
Interior remodelling of a 2 storey apartment on the Thames. The apartment sits near the finishing line of the Oxford / Cambridge boat race, at a bend in the river with an unobstructed views east and west.
A key aim was to create discrete views through and across the interior and maintain a sense of the bigger whole. Oak is used for both flooring and skirting, and run across the base of internal doors. Oak is also run diagonally up both walls of the stair to the sunroom above.
Photos: Mary Gaudin
Covent Garden Restaurant
Fit out for a Japanese restaurant within a Grade II listed Georgian townhouse in Covent Garden.
Each floor is minute so the programme had to be stacked, one function on each level. The design seeks to make simple well-proportioned rooms that hint at the interior’s Georgian origins.
Photos: Gili Merin
Muswell Hill Restoration
Interior remodelling, exterior refurbishment and single storey rear extension to an Edwardian property in Muswell Hill Conservation Area, starting on site mid 2018.
Claude Megson Book
Claude Megson Counter Constructions is the first publication on the work of this important New Zealand architect. Megson taught Giles at the Auckland School of Architecture. His work remains a significant personal influence.
The book features a photo essay of five key buildings taken by Jackie Meiring and drawings from Megson’s archive. Book design by Seb McLauchlan.
“This astute book fills a lamentable gap in our written architectural history and returns to prominence one of our most intriguing architects.” Dr Andrew Barrie, review, Architecture New Zealand
Fit out of a restaurant in Kingsland Road, Dalston for chef Brett Redman and Natalie Lee-Joe.
The room lies on an axis with the pedestrian crossing, so a direct relationship was sought with the street. A roof shape sits over the dining area and is folded it back up over the kitchen, creating a simple form when viewed from afar. At night, the interior has a lantern like quality.
The bar is made of sycamore. The floor is oak laid diagonally. The walls and bar front are light grey Valchromat.
Photos: Mary Gaudin
Kew House Extension
A house extension in Kew, consisting of two phases: a gable to dormer loft conversion and a rear extension.
Akepiro Street Competition
Competition to provide 24 apartments on a constrained site in Auckland.
Joint submission with CPRWFisher architects New Zealand.
Zagreb Aluart Competition
Competition for an art gallery in Zagreb, Croatia.