Photographic Studio + Publishing House for Bride and Groom Magazine and Pet New Zealand Magazine. The existing c.1957 building was the originally “Bluebird Potato Chip Factory”, our clients brief was to extend and refurbish the building to accommodate the separate functions of their business: Photographic Studio; Publishing Workrooms; Digital Editing Suites; Administration + Sales Offices; Storage. Each space having specific acoustic and environmental requirements (light, temperature, interior colour).
The design solution was to construct a first floor addition to accommodate those spaces which required natural lighting and an open plan layout. A steel structure with glazed walls created a light and open space to the public areas in contrast to the containment of the existing building which housed the Photographic Studio, Publishing + Digital Editing Suites.
Project completed 2003.