Sussex Street

Sussex Street

The refurbishment and new extension of a 100 year-old villa on a compact inner city site.

A new pavilion was introduced at the rear of the site; it is connected to the existing villa via a linear axis, which in turn also creates a north-facing courtyard.

The new parts of the building are covered in vertical battens that diffuse the new architecture and also control light and shade; these create a more dynamic experience as you transition through the spaces of the home.

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  • Location
    Ponsonby, Auckland, NZ
  • Status
    Completed 2019
    • “For Gutiérrez...the measure of the project’s success on this compact city site: [harmoniously] linking a 100-year-old building with its contemporary counterpart in a way that celebrates them both.” Urbis, Issue 114, 2020
    • “.....architecture is not just about compliance or making things fit. It’s about intrigue and evoking the senses.” - José Gutiérrez Urbis, Issue 114, 2020