Beaumont Quarter

Beaumont Quarter

Clean, Modernist Lines with Historical Echoes
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DETAILS

LocationAuckland, New Zealand
ClientMelview Developments
Size4 acres

Beaumont Quarter is a unique site. Located at the foot of an escarpment overlooking the Waitemata Harbor and Rangitoto Island beyond, it sits across from a Victorian-styled park and was originally a gas works. However, the architecture of the residential units in Beaumont Quarter suggests a modernist reinterpretation of the traditional New Zealand Terrace House. In order to bind these elements, the landscape design adopted the clean lines and forms of a modernist palette. It is a sparse counterpoint to the Victorian plantings beyond. Rather than an indigenous bush garden or a traditional English garden, the landscape design of Beaumont Quarter strikes an altogether original design language.

It is inspired by Le Corbusier’s Barcelona House and the traditional New Zealand Terrace house. Using the one house, one tree principal, the fundamentals of modernism are extended into the landscape in form, material and transparency.

A linked interplay between civic spaces and private courtyards is achieved with terraced circulation corridors extending to its urban neighborhood beyond.

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