Trends New Zealand Trends Volume 31 No 8 New Zealand - Page 60

Modern language To retain the strong architectural look of this home, custom Fairview Architectural aluminium joinery was specified There’s a certain drama about a black house. The strong colour palette is often teamed with bold architecture, with each reinforcing the other. That is exactly how it is for this contemporary home designed by Anthony Hoete of WHAT Architecture. The exterior features black walls angled on slightly different planes, with windows that appear as large cut-outs. Phill Brangwynne of Elite Window Solutions, which supplied custom aluminium joinery from Fairview Systems’ Architectural suite, says the composition is enhanced by windows that appear to be frameless. “There is almost no framing showing, so the windows appear as glass panels within the wall. This was made possible by the low-profile frame search | save | share at that is hidden within the walls. This gives the illusion that there is no frame at all.” Similarly, the 12m-wide, full-height stacking doors that open up the living area to the outdoors glide on a track that is flush with the floor. This reinforces the seamless link between inside and out. Other joinery included a large skylight above the master bathroom. Brangwynne says all the doors and windows were built on site, and special custom flashings were shaped to the profile of the weatherboards. “This was definitely the most challenging job our team has worked on. The success of the project is a true testament to the capability of the Fairview joinery product, and the knowledge of our team.” For more information on