Andrew Meiring Architects are an Auckland based practice specialising in residential new-builds and renovations.
The design of his own home in Westmere successfully brings the beach to the Auckland suburbs. The dwelling’s compound identity is tied together by simple planning and low-key yet high-quality materials. Two rectilinear forms – one for living, the other a bedroom wing – slide past each other, one a step above the other. Flush cedar cladding has the smart-casual dictate mastered. “I wanted the elements to look like a series of timber cabinets,” says Andrew.