Trends New Zealand Trends Volume 32 No 5 New Zealand - Page 73

Architect: Architect Prineas; project team: Eva-Marie Prineas, Luisa Campos, Bridget Webb Builder: Connect Constructions Flooring: Carrara marble tiles from Onsite; European Oak timber floor Wallcoverings: Carrara marble tiles from Onsite; Laminam Panels from Living Tiles Vanity cabinetry: Finch Projects Bath: Rogerseller Basin: Reece Taps and shower fittings: Vola Toilet: Rogerseller Ventilation: Halliday & Baillie Accessories: Rogerseller Blinds and drapes: Solis Blinds Awards: Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) – Master Suite winner Story by Paul Taylor Photography by Chris Warnes see more online: search 48753 at search: prineas at As with elsewhere in the apartment, overscale, circular handles on these sliding panels are a cue to indicate a threshold. The bath had originally been further back in the master, and that space has been re-allocated to the basin and walk-in wardrobe with concealed closet storage on the back wall. While most of this storage is behind the same black panelled doors seen throughout the apartment, one section at the opening has a full height mirrored door which brings light and distant harbour views into this enclosed space. The view is even reflected from the mirrored door onto the circular mirror above the basin. The black storage space continues along one wall of the bedroom to create open shelving and a place for the tv. Another sliding black panel here allows the tv to be hidden when not in use. At the end of the bedroom, the floor was raised to the same level as the balcony. “The balcony has become a platform which extends into the bedroom,” says the architect. “This creates a more generous outdoor space, a better connection to the harbour context, and provides a secondary living space within the master suite.” Facing page: The innermost section of the suite contains the toilet, basin and closet storage. Harbour views are now possible even here, reflecting off the back wall mirror onto the circular mirror above the basin. This page: The bathing pod includes the bath and a wet area shower. Overscaled handles on sliding panels and doors are a cue to reveal a threshold. search | save | share at