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An origami-like workspace, meeting room and guest house

Article by Home Magazine

Innovative in design and construction, this Nelson studio has a floor area of just 97m2 while managing to be a multi-functional workspace, meeting room, guesthouse and executive retreat

Torea Studio, Nelson

Architects: Tennent Brown Architects
Floor area: 97m2

It is not technically a home but it sometimes functions as one. In fact, this 97-square-metre, three-bedroom building near Nelson by Hugh Tennent and Brenda Solon of Tennent Brown Architects, is deliberately multi-functional: it’s a workspace, a meeting room, a guesthouse, an executive retreat. Its owners (who first commissioned Tennent to design their neighbouring family home, a finalist in our Home of the Year 2013) live and work on the property, and this time asked for a separate space from which they could run their businesses, meet colleagues and business partners, and host family and friends.

Words by: Jeremy Hansen. Photography by: Paul McCredie.

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