Kaponga Court

Year: 2016
Client: Private

New Lynn, Auckland


Under the framework of the PAUP (Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan), MAKE have designed a new three house medium intensity development in the suburb of New Lynn. These three four-bedroom homes are sited on 240m2 lots. The designs respond to the site with private northern courtyards and positive indoor/outdoor connections.

Careful window placement maximises light and warmth yet maintains essential privacy between the adjacent houses. The vernacular forms sit comfortably in the context of the neighbourhood with vertical cedar and bagged brick facades - the brick, a homage to the brick making heritage of New Lynn that began in the 1860s.