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the project created a 60 apartment residential complex, with ground floor retail space to two of the four street frontages. built in four blocks with courtyard parking to screen it from the street, it addresses the street environment and provides a neighbourhood centre for the burgeoning hobsonville point community.
'te wahine o te moana' tower
the shape of the tower expands and contracts to accommodate the functions it contains; a broader top for viewing platforms, a heliport, business centre, a broader base for public and events-based spaces and a lattice and concrete mid-section to provide a plug-and-play framework for current and potential future uses.
summit on symonds
using the concept of the building as a decorated lantern, the loft-style apartments used exposed double-tee ceilings, timber veneer walls and sliding panel doors to create a unique design statement.
at the corner of symonds street and karangahape road, the proximity to the university precinct, hospital and adjacent langham hotel provided the perfect excuse to add a floor and create forty-five, one, two and three bedroom apartments.
breathe urban village
hallion design used the business network established over years working in the auckland market to draw together a team for the 'breathe urban village', future housing competition, in christchurch.
Using the idea of the kiwi dream of owning a house and section, the design created a giant lattice of land 'shelves' that can be purchased by individuals who then have the ability to choose one of seven housing types, finished in a variety of materials to suit their requirements.
completed in 2013, this commision was to upgrade the entrance experience to both the huawei tower and crowne plaza hotel complex on albert street.
by greatly simplifying the overall composition, using 'shared space' streetscape and strong but simple design components to subtly split the facade into discrete areas, we managed to unify the whole.
the image of both the hotel and office building has been dramatically altered and better tied the development into the evolving urban landscape of the cbd.