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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Fantails childcare in Silverdale, Auckland, New Zealand by Collingridge And Smith Architects

 
January 24th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Collingridge And Smith Architects

The site for Fantails is located in a prominent position at the centre of a new subdivision of Auckland.

The client wanted the building to be a bold architectural statement, clearly standing out from the typical houses and commercial buildings around.

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects

  • Architects: Collingridge And Smith Architects
  • Project: Fantails childcare
  • Location: Silverdale, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Software used: ArchiCAD (16)
  • Structural Engineers: McNaughton Consulting Engineers
  • Project Architect: Phil Smith, CASA
  • Design Team: Phil Smith, Graham Collingridge, Grayson Wanda,
  • Client: Fantails
  • Funding: Private
  • Start on site date: January 2013
  • Contract duration: 8 months
  • Gross external area: 550m²
  • Form of contract and/or procurement: NZS3910
  • Total cost: NZ $1.71 million including external works
  • M&E consultant: Eco Designs Ltd.

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects

The triangular plan and elevation of the building is abstracted from the form of the fantail, a native NZ bird with a striking fanned tail, after which the Childcare is named.

Viewed from the entrance, the striking roof form comes together to look like the fan of the fantail, whilst from each opposite corner, the form takes on a more nautical feel, looking like overlapping sails on a yacht, thereby recalling its location in the ‘city of sails’.

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects

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