Kingswood Factory Residence by Max Capocaccia

Kingswood Factory Residence by Max Capocaccia

Architects: Max Capocaccia
Location: Lyttelton, New Zealand
Year: 2014
Area: 4.079 sqft / 379 sqm
Photo courtesy: Mick Stephenson

The customer asked for an open space that commend the perspective to the port and make protection from the encompassing. The configuration of the enormous steel and cedar façade will permit an incredible perspective to the port, the slope and the stormy southerly climate; the west windows and the sky facing windows have been set to increase a large portion of the light without permitting visual and sound interruption from the neighbor.


The building envelope expected to fit in the mechanical port range reacting to the legacy requirements of the city arrangement. This drove the outline to keep the first state of the building, reinterpreting the structure and cladding material. The new structure ought to be well over the base necessities of the construction regulation so as to withstand future seismic tremors giving a sentiment security to tenants. For this we uncovered the enormous steel structure and supporting components, whilst the dividers were manufactured from a SIP lightweight material (basic protected panel).
The steel structure of the building has been presented and used to give a visual mood to inside, generally excessively dispersive space.


Recognition of the current house harmed in the tremor ought to mirror the first utilization of the building as a stockroom. The high roof and uncovered old trusses is unmistakably alluding to the past capacity of the building reinterpreting the significance of the first shape.


The house expected to oblige a group of three considering providing food of companions around an open kitchen and extensive feasting environment. The format makes a sentiment openness towards the south façade, whilst makes a more shielded and insinuate zone in the back of the building, urging guests to coordinate their consideration towards the living region. The volumes have been intended to make “concealing” space and focused on perspectives. Despite the fact that the entire space is quite and open, there are numerous territories where you can feel secured and protected. A corner shrouded living has been made as a private alcove to permit the house to be lived in an assortment of climates.


Mechanical port and encompassing bar commotion should be addressed.
The glass façade has been assembled with acoustic twofold coating, whilst openings to the back of 
the building have been minimized.


The first house on the site was including a progression of openings on the west height that permitted the sun to modest into the living zone. This was required to be referenced to in the new outline. The west façade highlight a progression of windows with regards to position of the first ones, albeit higher and with tilt and swing innovation to consider best ventilation.


The decimation of the house uncovered the first trusses. These were saved and securely put away by the customer why should trusting reuse them if conceivable. The trusses turned into an imperative element of the new form. Their reinforcing was accomplished with rusted metal plates and uncovered jolts. They have been reused in the focal part of the building, where the trusses are best view in the open space.

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