Remuera, Auckland

Remuera Bungalow

A 1920's Bungalow

is re-oriented to face the garden and the sun.


Remuera Bungalow

Project Description

This is is a substantial alteration to an existing 1920's Bungalow. The house was poorly related to it's surrounding landscape and it's internal layout had not been updated from the original plan, despite many changes in the site and neighbourhood. Our strategy for this project was to re-orient the main entrance of the building, converting the existing entry lobby into a study, and relocating the kitchen to take advantage of an existing under-utilised, large, old fashioned dining room. The exterior spaces were then divided up into a series of rooms, with a new verandah space serving as the mediator between interior and exterior. The 'massive' detailing of the existing bungalow was reinterpreted in a contemporary form, to provide a sympathetic, yet contemporary addition.

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    Remuera, Auckland

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about us


Waterfall Gunns Lowe Architects Ltd. was formed in 2011, and is the amalgamation of the talents and skills of Matthew Waterfall, Hamish Gunns and Kit Lowe. We run a small studio at the edge of the harbour in Auckland, New Zealand. We are committed to delivering intelligently conceived and well executed projects.

Design Philosophy

We look to the particularities of each project, its program, budget, physical and cultural contexts, to identify the most important issues to which the architecture responds. We bring a public mindedness to the work, with each project considered within its broader contemporary environment, its impact on the public domain, sustainability, infrastructure and landscape.


We are fortunate enough to have received a number of National awards, which is always humbling.

Subalpino, Shanghai.

Best Design Awards - Gold

The Sub, Auckland.

Best Design Awards - Gold

NZ Wood Timber Design Awards - Interior Fitout

NZ Wood Timber Design Awards - Sustainabilty


We are a NZIA Practice, and are Registered Architects.


+64 9 3663933

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