Apartment living has become increasingly popular as cities become more urbanised. New Zealand, and in particular Auckland, leads this trend. Consequently Construkt has had the opportunity of working on a large number of apartment style living commissions over the past few years and have established a thorough understanding of both modest accommodation through to luxury penthouse style apartment living.
Construkt has a clear understanding of the economic and design imperatives driving commercial and industrial projects gained from broad experience in this sector over many years. We understand that mental agility and lateral thinking are essential when exploring options for development of our clients sites. We also understand the importance of teamwork to achieve outstanding results.
Construkt Director David Gibbs and Associate Paul Edmond head this work for the practice.
We believe that house design offers an incredibly rewarding journey for both the client and the architect in a way that commercial projects seldom do – that of a more personal relationship between the client and architect.
We believe the quality of the relationship to be paramount. It critically feeds the concept and development of the design, particularly as our house clients are always encouraged to actively participate in the creative process.
Invariably, this interpersonal relationship elicits good design outcomes that are not just about aesthetics, but uniqueness, comfort and emotions. At Construkt they are all part of the mix, both in the overall vision and in the details.
Construkt’s track record in urban design and master planning spans brownfield urban renewal projects to new residential communities on greenfield sites. Several projects featured here are currently ongoing. They each explore new directions for residential communities and in total will at completion, house some 20,000 Aucklanders and urbanise almost 400 hectares.
We think of multi-unit housing as a special breed of residential design. Our approach is one of viewing each unit as a “house” in its own right, yet referenced into a cohesive whole that creates a place of distinction and, for the end user, offers environments that reinforce quality community living.
Achieving careful integration with the landscape and the surrounding built environment is a vital part of the overall success of any multi-unit housing project.
As pressure of growth comes on cities, brownfields sites are increasingly being seen as ripe for intensification. Mixed use developments are often a ready made answer for sites that don't provide good residential amenity at ground floor level, but do at upper levels. Commercial use of ground, and sometimes, first floor level, with uses compatible to residential can see optimum use made of brownfield sites.
Many of Construkt's projects under Masterplanning contain areas of mixed use that are integrated with the overall proposal.
This sector faces some fascinating challenges. The imminent arrival of the first of the baby boomer cohort should provide assured continuity of demand, but will they want what has been offered up until now?
Construkt believe that new thinking needs to be applied to accommodation for seniors, starting with the realisation that many will postpone retirement either through choice or economic necessity. Many will look for housing options that meet their need for security and assistance in ill health, but reflect their active lifestyle and youthful outlook.
With its substantial experience in urban residential design, Construkt was an obvious choice as…Apartments, Featured, Multi-Unit Housing, Residential
Universal Homes appointed Construkt to design 39 homes at Hobsonville Point in Auckland’s upper…Construkt in Hobsonville
Construkt is involved in revitalising Temple View, a suburb on the outskirts of Hamilton. Engaged by the…Multi-Unit Housing, Residential
Recently completed addition and alterations of an outdated 80’s house located in Kelvin Heights with…Featured, Houses, Residential
CDP2 refers to one stage of a masterplanning project aimed at revitalizing an iconic…Masterplanning
With its considerable experience in higher density development, Construkt was a natural choice as architect…Apartments, Featured, Multi-Unit Housing, Residential
Takanini Village is a new masterplanned mixed-use development of regional significance, and will be an…Featured, Retail & Mixed Use
In 2007 The Warehouse Ltd (TWL) asked Construkt to prepare the concept design for…Retail & Mixed Use
Asked to design a mixed-use space that combined retail and office space with apartments, Construkt…Apartments, Residential, Retail & Mixed Use
It was a bold decision when Karl accepted the brief to design this Kerikeri…Houses, Residential
Elegant, understated; surviving the test of time - the Zenith Apartments, on Fox Street, Parnell…Apartments, Residential
Construkt designed extensive additions and alterations to a small villa in the Residential 1…Houses, Residential
Domain Terraces is a multiple award winning residential and commercial development in Auckland. The…Retail & Mixed Use
This infill development to a front site in Bucklands Beach provides private ground floor…Houses, Residential
Adding modern functionality was Construkt’s brief for this 1930s English Cottage-style house. They achieved…Houses, Residential
The masterplan and design guidelines for the 300-lot Anselmi Ridge residential community at Pukekohe…Houses, Residential
This new house sits on the remaining platform of an almost completely demolished house…Houses, Residential
This project involved the refurbishment and conversion of a much-modified 1920s warehouse into three levels…Commercial & Industrial
Requiring the lightest touch on their exquisite site in Northland, Josie and Julian Robertson…Retail & Mixed Use
An old but sturdily constructed apiary near Matakana was the starting point for Dragonfly.…Retail & Mixed Use
Auckland City Council's Urban Design Team engaged Construkt to prepare this study to demonstrate…Retail & Mixed Use
One of the most ambitious developments in Auckland to date, converting the former airbase…Construkt in Hobsonville
Construkt’s engagement with Vision Senior Living has been a three-part project – masterplanning the Vision Bay…Residential, Senior Living
Retirement is changing in New Zealand. As people live longer and remain more active,…Residential, Senior Living
Back in 1997 when Construkt were trading as Deighton Gibbs Architects the practice was…Residential, Senior Living
Architects often dread the thought of adding extra floors to heritage villas, as marrying…Houses, Residential
Protecting the developer’s yield is crucial in any project. Commissioned by Universal Homes to…Featured, Multi-Unit Housing, Residential
Audi drivers treasure their cars, and Continental Car Services treasure their Audi customers. So…Commercial & Industrial
One of several new buildings identified as part of the Construkt-designed master plan for…Retail & Mixed Use
Following the successful design of 38 homes on the northern side of Hobsonville Point…Construkt in Hobsonville
Approached to refurbish an old scrap metal refinery on Teed Street in Auckland into…Featured, Retail & Mixed Use
One of the most ambitious developments in Auckland to date, converting the former airbase…Featured, Masterplanning
Old State houses are notorious for being cold and damp, so Housing New Zealand’s…Multi-Unit Housing, Residential
Universal Homes appointed Construkt to design 38 homes at Hobsonville Point in Auckland's upper…Construkt in Hobsonville
Considered one of the jewels of Auckland, the pristine Long Bay is a favourite recreation…Featured, Masterplanning
The unique Parkside homes that Construkt created in the Anselmi Ridge community sold out…Houses, Residential
Masterplanning is underway on the Bayswater Marina residential development on Auckland's North Shore. Just…Masterplanning
Masterplanning a brand-new 36ha community at Anselmi Ridge, Pukekoe, required innovation, collaboration – and a glance into…Multi-Unit Housing, Residential
Team McMillan BMW were so delighted with the multiple award-winning showroom Construkt designed for…Commercial & Industrial, Featured
Universal Homes has engaged Construkt to prepare the concept plans and detailed design for…Construkt in Hobsonville, Multi-Unit Housing
The Addison project is a development by McConnell Property Ltd out to create 1,250 new…Masterplanning
Terraced housing can play a crucial role in higher density city living, with Australia’s extensive…Multi-Unit Housing, Residential
Close liaison and broad consultant input were required for the considerable technical challenges of…Commercial & Industrial
The Continental Car Services Porsche showroom was completed just a year after Construkt finished the…Commercial & Industrial
Addison is a 1200 lot residential community in Papakura, south of Auckland. Construkt were…Multi-Unit Housing, Residential
Contact Energy's geothermal power station at Te Mihi, northwest of Taupo, is a $750 million…Commercial & Industrial
Universal Homes appointed Construkt to design 38 homes at Hobsonville Point in Auckland's upper…Construkt in Hobsonville, Multi-Unit Housing
This project will create canal–side housing in a way that hasn’t been seen in…Masterplanning
Construkt was a member of a successful multi-disciplinary team brought together by Auckland International Airport Ltd…Commercial & Industrial, Masterplanning
Construkt were engaged as urban design consultants for a greenfield sub-division project in Huapai,…Masterplanning
Newhaven Property Trust Ltd's residential community at Botany Downs in Manukau City contains a…Multi-Unit Housing, Residential
Continental Cars' new Chrysler Jeep Showroom, the third Construkt-designed project for Continental Car Services,…Commercial & Industrial
Soon to be extended to 850 berths, the marina at Pine Harbour, close to…Masterplanning
Invited by Fulton Hogan Land Development Ltd, Construkt began to create an initial high-level…Masterplanning
A residential masterplanning project for McConnell Property Group's unique site, located on the fringe…Featured, Masterplanning