Magdalena Garbarczyk

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Nelson
Fineline Architecture

Nelson / Marlborough

Co-founder and director of Fineline Architecture, Magda has over 15 years of experience in the field of architecture at award-winning firms in New Zealand and internationally. Magda has also been a lecturer and researcher and published research on strategies to bring environmental awareness to the core of architectural education and practice. As a trained regenerative practitioner, Magda has also been engaging in urban scale multi-disciplinary projects that have the potential to benefit communities and places. Within the practice, Magda focuses on expanding the creative potential of each project while embedding solid regenerative principles to the design process.

Project Title
Richmond Townhouses
Description
The design of these townhouses originated from the client’s vision to develop their current site in a way that gently intensifies it (three houses instead of a single one) without imposing more height in this quiet low-rise neighbourhood of Richmond. Each townhouse has 3 bedrooms, an office space, open plan living/dining/kitchen and generous outdoor private areas. Privacy and natural light are controlled by a slight shift in alignment as well as the use of large sliders. We accommodated the client’s wish to include double garages but proposed to integrate them in a way that allows occupants to use them as an additional bedroom/office/studio by connecting them to the main floorplan, allowing natural light and ventilation. The driveway is permeable and includes rainwater gardens. Storm-detention tanks are included.
Type
multi-unit residential