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Westmere House

Westmere House

This dramatic family home is located on Auckland’s beautiful inner harbour. Conceived as a ‘land-to-sea experience’ the movement through space is arranged along a continuous pool that links the dynamic street entrance to the tree-lined harbour beyond. Raw in-situ concrete provides gravitas and permanence while cedar ceilings, oak floors and rich fabrics bring balance and accent to the material palette.

NZ Best Awards - Gold

URBIS - 2014


Westmere House – Video

This dramatic family home is located on Auckland’s beautiful inner harbour. Conceived as a ‘land-to-sea experience’ the movement through space is arranged along a continuous pool that links the dynamic street entrance to the tree-lined harbour beyond. Raw in-situ concrete provides gravitas and permanence while cedar ceilings, oak floors and rich fabrics bring balance and accent to the material palette.

Westmere House – Video

This dramatic family home is located on Auckland’s beautiful inner harbour. Conceived as a ‘land-to-sea experience’ the movement through space is arranged along a continuous pool that links the dynamic street entrance to the tree-lined harbour beyond. Raw in-situ concrete provides gravitas and permanence while cedar ceilings, oak floors and rich fabrics bring balance and accent to the material palette.


Point Chevalier House

Point Chevalier House

This builder-owned home is a bold expression of his extensive in-situ construction skills. The clifftop property sits above an inner city beach with established pohutukawa and palms framing dreamy sunsets. Powerful concrete blades direct views to the bay while standing tall against the demands of this exposed location. Soaring in-situ forms express a range of textures while light-filled voids and darkened timbers balance the robust composition.

URBIS - 2015

CCANZ 2016 House of the Year

Grand Designs NZ - 2017


Point Chevalier – Video

This builder-owned home evolved from the client’s desire to stretch his extensive in-situ concrete skills. The clifftop property sits above an inner city beach with established pohutukawa and palms framing dreamy sunsets. Powerful concrete blades direct views to the bay while standing tall against the challenges of this exposed location. Soaring in-situ forms express a range of textures while light-filled voids and darkened timbers balance the robust composition.

Point Chevalier – Video

This builder-owned home evolved from the client’s desire to stretch his extensive in-situ concrete skills. The clifftop property sits above an inner city beach with established pohutukawa and palms framing dreamy sunsets. Powerful concrete blades direct views to the bay while standing tall against the challenges of this exposed location. Soaring in-situ forms express a range of textures while light-filled voids and darkened timbers balance the robust composition.


Central Otago House

Central Otago House

Set against the majestic alpine landscape, our brief was to ‘let the land speak’. The concept couples two separate forms – a pavilion rising to the ridgelines while a crafted concrete suite retreats into an adjacent subterranean cave. Sculpted in-situ forms ground this home and counter the lightness of the living wing roof. Expressive cast concrete reflects the timeless site-strata and rugged peaks beyond.

URBIS - 2015


insitu

We have extensive experience designing homes that showcase the textural
richness of in-situ concrete, an expressive material at the heart of enduring architecture


Ponsonby House

Ponsonby House

This 19th century cottage, perched on a postage stamp sized site, has evolved into a tropical city fringe sanctuary. Sunlight drifts through cedar screens and walls of green cocoon the contemporary addition. Concrete, steel, cedar and stone provide a sophisticated palette through which this tranquil home expresses itself. A celebration of light and shadow, surface and space, the careful arrangement of materials and landscape offer refined privacy to this discreet pavilion.


Coatesville House

Coatesville House

The owners of this refined rural property wanted an open, light filled home that celebrated the surrounding landscape. The response is a simple, raised roofline floating over strong stone walls and wide glass slider that open the interior to a generous northern terrace. An expansive pool zone merges into the beautiful garden, complete with dramatic contemporary sculptures from selected New Zealand artists.

URBIS - 2015


Interview – Matthew Fitzgerald

Matthew Fitzgerald reveals how the natural world inspires his work and through embracing client collaboration, the creative process becomes a truly personal experience.

Interview – Matthew Fitzgerald

Matthew Fitzgerald reveals how the natural world inspires his work and through embracing client collaboration, the creative process becomes a truly personal experience.


Mt Eden House

Mt Eden House

We created a light filled extension to an existing family home through the addition of an open plan living area. Set well back from the road this private site offered generous space for a simple yet elegant pavilion. Sliding glass panels open to the garden merging interior spaces to the patio and pool. Volcanic rock excavated from the site was drawn inside to feature in a material palette of in-situ concrete, stone and rich, warm timbers.

NZ Best Awards - Silver

URBIS - 2016


Herne Bay Renovation

Herne Bay Renovation

Embellishing nostalgic charm with a modern twist has energised this traditional waterfront villa where old meets new and sings. The contrast of exquisite artisan detail against the minimal, contemporary inlay elevates the collective experience, the refined beauty of each dancing in delight with the other.


Interview – David Ponting

David Ponting discusses the power of connecting people and place and how this drives his architecture.

Interview – David Ponting

David Ponting discusses the power of connecting people and place and how this drives his architecture.


philosophy

Timeless architecture delights and inspires, the curation of space, light and context
– a built expression of memory, dreams and achievement


Remuera Renovation

Remuera Renovation

Through renovating a classic Remuera bungalow our clients wanted a modern family home with a high level focus on street appeal. The resulting front louvre façade is a simple, contemporary response referencing the symmetry of traditional Auckland homes. The internal revisions formalised this ceremonial planning right through the home and out into the landscape. A vaulted living zone with a fireplace at each end cements the balanced aesthetic.

NZ Best Awards - Silver

URBIS - 2013


Park House

Park House

The level Canterbury context served as the starting point for the design of this expansive, radial house. The location is referenced in the broad horizontal roofline and sculptural schist walls that spread outward across the terrain. The concept embraces the rural outlook while ensuring much needed shelter was achieved through a central courtyard pool. The celebration of this internal space through an expressive sky-lit dart creates both a functional social space and a dramatic interior where sunlight refracts in water and reflects on feature walls.

URBIS - 2018


The Team

The Team


MADISON MATZ ndat
KATIE SKUDDER-BROLLY m.arch (prof)
JASON van HUENEN b.arch
FRANCES YOUNG registered architect
MATTHEW FITZGERALD registered architect
DAVID PONTING registered architect
JACQUELINE CURREEN b.arch
ANITA THOMAS m.arch
PHILIP BOTTING registered architect
KIRI McKENNA m.arch (prof)


Team – Video

At Ponting Fitzgerald we are committed to delivering world class architecture through service excellence. Our dedicated team are busy on projects throughout New Zealand and commit themselves to achieving results they can each be proud of. Meet the industrious team that give all they’ve got to make the dream real.

Team – Video

At Ponting Fitzgerald we are committed to delivering world class architecture through service excellence. Our dedicated team are busy on projects throughout New Zealand and commit themselves to achieving results they can each be proud of. Meet the industrious team that give all they’ve got to make the dream real.


Omaha Gallery House

Omaha Gallery House

The concept for this artist’s residence evolved from a strong desire for privacy while maximising sunlight, connection to a sheltered garden and powerful sunset views. The design achieves this through hiding an airy, central courtyard behind a textured concrete façade and embracing views via expansive western sliders. The horseshoe plan envelopes the atrium, allowing sunshine to flood in while free from the maddening crowd.

URBIS - 2014


Takapuna House

Takapuna House

This relaxed contemporary home draws on the ideals of the garden bure, a place where you permanently feel on holiday. The exterior contrasts the natural character of stained vertical cedar with clean lined, white plaster finishes. Sunlight floods through large skylights and extensive glazing while refined, textural finishes and layered tropical landscaping weave their holiday-memories spell.


Takapuna House – Video

This relaxed contemporary home draws on the ideals of the garden bure, a place where you permanently feel on holiday. The exterior contrasts the natural character of stained vertical cedar with clean lined, white plaster finishes. Sunlight floods through large skylights and extensive glazing while refined, textural finishes and layered tropical landscaping weave their holiday-memories spell.

Takapuna House – Video

This relaxed contemporary home draws on the ideals of the garden bure, a place where you permanently feel on holiday. The exterior contrasts the natural character of stained vertical cedar with clean lined, white plaster finishes. Sunlight floods through large skylights and extensive glazing while refined, textural finishes and layered tropical landscaping weave their holiday-memories spell.


CONCEPTS

CONCEPTS

Architecture is driven by both functional and aesthetic desire, with considered creative solutions the goal. The results we achieve are resolved through thorough analysis of the brief and drawn using cutting-edge CAD software. Construction form, material and texture are carefully composed, each expressing clear architectural intent and the deeper ideal of connecting people with place.


ARCHIVES

ARCHIVES

Ponting Fitzgerald has been creating bespoke, client focused architecture since 2004. The following images are a selection of work that express the timeless, contemporary approach we take in the design of new homes and character renovations.


DETAILS

DETAILS

Exceptional homes are the sum of many parts, all thoroughly considered and carefully composed. At Ponting Fitzgerald we regard detail refinement as pivotal to the success of our work, each moment a concise solution revealing our delight in the little things that make the difference.


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our-process

Our Process

MEET – step one is a complimentary project review. You brief us on your objectives and we offer ideas on how to efficiently achieve your goals. Site issues, design options and our service range are discussed at which point we tailor a fee proposal to suit your needs.

MASTERPLAN – if you choose to continue a site visit follows along with refinement of your brief,  relevant property data is obtained and we assess the budget in relation to requirements and constraints. Deliverables include; a formalised brief, target budget analysis and a project timeline estimate. Site layout, planning and cross-sectional schematics are also prepared. Our typical Masterplan fee is 0.3% of the target budget.

CONCEPT DESIGN – working with your feedback we then resolve a comprehensive design solution delivering scaled floor plans and CAD generated perspective renders. A high-level cost estimate is developed relative to the total floor area. Our typical Concept Design fee is 0.7% of the target budget.

ENGAGEMENT – with a considered solution in place our full service can commence. The concept proposal and estimated costs are refined, council consents obtained and interiors resolved, working closely with you throughout. We procure the main contractor by competitive tender, then liaise, observe and administer your construction contract to project completion.

…to arrange a complimentary meeting please contact David Ponting and confirm a time that’s convenient for you.


david@pfa.nz
+64 21 666 292
+64 9 360 9515
14 Fitzroy Street
Ponsonby
Auckland
New Zealand

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