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Ponting Fitzgerald - Timeless Architecture - PFA
 

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Westmere House

The brief called for a strong, dynamic family home on a waterfront site in Auckland. The concept defines a land-to-sea experience through creation of a stream-like water feature that links the street entrance of the house to the harbour view beyond. The raw gravitas and timeless permanence of in-situ concrete expresses the character desired with oak floors, cedar ceilings and rich interior fabrics softening the material balance.

NZ Best Awards, Gold

Urbis - 2014


Westmere House – Video

The brief called for a strong, dynamic family home on a waterfront site in Auckland. The concept defines a land-to-sea experience through creation of a stream-like water feature that links the street entrance of the house to the harbour view beyond. The raw gravitas and timeless permanence of in-situ concrete expresses the character desired with oak floors, cedar ceilings and rich interior fabrics softening the material balance.

Westmere House – Video

The brief called for a strong, dynamic family home on a waterfront site in Auckland. The concept defines a land-to-sea experience through creation of a stream-like water feature that links the street entrance of the house to the harbour view beyond. The raw gravitas and timeless permanence of in-situ concrete expresses the character desired with oak floors, cedar ceilings and rich interior fabrics softening the material balance.


Point Chevalier House

This builder-owner home evolved from the client’s desire to stretch his extensive capabilities using in-situ concrete. The clifftop property sits above an inner city beach with established pohutakawa and the odd palm framing dreamy sunsets. Strong vertical fins direct views to the inner harbour while also standing tall against the climatic challenges of the location. The structure was entirely poured in-situ with soaring, light-filled spaces revealing a complex range of finishes achievable in concrete. Oak, cedar and stone provide a calming balance to the raw intensity of the sculpted concrete and driven weather.

NZ Best Awards, Bronze

Urbis - 2014


insitu

We have extensive experience designing homes that showcase the textural depth and inherent richness of in-situ concrete. This material exploration is driven by a creative passion to resolve dynamic, sculptural solutions that advance architecture and elevate the human spirit.


Queenstown House

Set against the majestic Central Otago landscape, our brief was to ‘let the land speak’. The result embraces controlled organic geometry to connect with the rocky sub-strata and reflect the mountains beyond. The concept involves two separate forms – a living pavilion that rises to the ridgelines while the subterranean master suite retreats into a concrete cave. In-situ forms ground this home into the dramatic landscape and counter the refined lightness of the sculpted wing roof.

Urbis 2015


Ponsonby House

This 19th century cottage, perched on a postage stamp has evolved into a tropical city fringe sanctuary. Sunlight drifts through 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 discreetly hidden pavilion.


Concepts


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.


The Team


Madison Matz
Katie Brolly
Jason van Huenen
Frances Young
Matthew Fitzgerald
David Ponting
Jacqueline Curreen
Anita Thomas
Philip Botting
Kiri McKenna


Omaha Gallery House

The concept for this artist’s residence evolved from a strong desire from 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 fully glazed atrium allowing sunshine to flood interior space yet remain secure from the maddening crowd.

Urbis Published. 2014


Mt Eden House

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

NZ Best Awards. Silver

Urbis - 2015


Interview – Matthew Fitzgerald

Matthew Fitzgerald discusses how through a collaboration approach the practice works with you to take your home from concept to reality.

Interview – Matthew Fitzgerald

Matthew Fitzgerald discusses how through a collaboration approach the practice works with you to take your home from concept to reality.


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


philosophy

…timeless architecture delights and inspires – through listening and reflection we craft unique homes with heart, each an expression of memories, dreams and achievement


Coatesville House

The concept for this artist’s residence evolved from a strong desire from 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 fully glazed atrium allowing sunshine to flood interior space yet remain secure from the maddening crowd.

Urbis - 2015


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 stone faced fires each end cement the balanced aesthetic.

NZ Best Awards, Silver

Urbis - 2013


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.


Takapuna House

The brief called for a strong, dynamic family home on a waterfront site in Auckland. The concept defines a land-to-sea experience through creation of a stream-like water feature that links the street entrance of the house to the harbour view beyond. The raw gravitas and timeless permanence of in-situ concrete expresses the character desired with oak floors, cedar ceilings and rich interior fabrics softening the material balance.


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.


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.


Point Chevalier – Video

This builder-owner home evolved from the client’s desire to stretch his extensive capabilities using in-situ concrete. The clifftop property sits above an inner city beach with established pohutakawa and the odd palm framing dreamy sunsets. Strong vertical fins direct views to the inner harbour while also standing tall against the climatic challenges of the location. The structure was entirely poured in-situ with soaring, light-filled spaces revealing a complex range of finishes achievable in concrete. Oak, cedar and stone provide a calming balance to the raw intensity of the sculpted concrete and driven weather.

Point Chevalier – Video

This builder-owner home evolved from the client’s desire to stretch his extensive capabilities using in-situ concrete. The clifftop property sits above an inner city beach with established pohutakawa and the odd palm framing dreamy sunsets. Strong vertical fins direct views to the inner harbour while also standing tall against the climatic challenges of the location. The structure was entirely poured in-situ with soaring, light-filled spaces revealing a complex range of finishes achievable in concrete. Oak, cedar and stone provide a calming balance to the raw intensity of the sculpted concrete and driven weather.


DETAIL

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 obsession with architecture.


testimonials

our-process

Our Process

PROJECT DISCUSSION – Our process starts with a no obligation introductory meeting, where you brief us on your objectives and we
offer ideas on how to efficiently achieve your goals. We will outline our full service range, the fees associated, and how these can be
tailored to your project needs.

MASTERPLAN – If you choose to continue, the next step involves a site visit, refinement of your brief and obtaining relevant property
data. We then assess the budget in relation to design requirements and constraints. The report includes site layout drawings, an estimated project timeline and a preliminary cost schedule. Our typical Masterplan fee is 0.3% of the budget.

CONCEPT DESIGN – If you choose to continue, we then resolve a comprehensive design solution delivering scaled floor plans, a 3D CAD model and perspective renders of the sculptural outcome. A high-level cost estimation is also applied relative to the total floor area. Our typical Concept Design fee is 0.7% of the budget.

ENGAGEMENT – If you choose to continue, our formal engagement begins. The concept is refined, costs are professionally updated,
council consents obtained and interiors resolved working closely with you throughout. We then procure the construction contract and represent your needs to the completion of the build. The engagement fee is an agreed fixed figure that reflects the scope of service you desire.

CONTACT – to arrange a complimentary meeting in our studio please call or email design director David Ponting, details available here


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

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