An unusual brief with a unique opportunity to reinterpret the bland tin shed and Alucobond block so common in New Zealand.
Stacking the office on two levels allowed us to maximize the site area for parking and future development, but presented a disconnect in volume with the one storey warehouse. Separating the two and placing an entrance canopy between helped, but through one simple move (a twist!) a bland office and warehouse were made into a work of architecture. At each end of the building, a vertical wall of profiled steel begins, lifting as it moves towards the opposite end.
Careful refinement of this unique concept allows the whole structure to be fabricated from straight steel beams and flat sheets of profiled steel cladding, keeping costs to a minimum.