From the Resene News – issue 4/2002
Moore Mediterranean - MooreLiving showhome
Space-breaking, Mediterranean inspired design won the MooreLiving showhome at 143 Victoria Street West, Pukekohe, Auckland third place in the Home of the Year Awards.
Precast polystyrene insulated solid concrete panels, exposed rafters and cedar fascias merge into a natural earthy street facade. The concrete panels, with built-in polystyrene nsulation are a MooreLiving signature design element retaining winter warmth and repelling summer heat.
The exterior was completed using Resene X-200 weathertight membrane tinted to Resene Mongoose (smoky brown) aged and softened using a Resene Spanish White paint effects wash. Resene Woodsman tinted to Nutmeg (natural brown) completes the palette of earthy tones engendering the seamless blending of the stained timber and washed plaster wall finishes.
An atmosphere of spaciousness has been nurtured through careful design and colour selection. The generous 2.7m stud, dual end opening doors and the 25%, 100% and 150% strength blends of Resene Parchment (light beige neutral) on all interior Gib. Board areas individually and collectively challenge the perceived structural boundaries leading one to subconsciously feel the home is somehow larger than the physical footprint.
The clever manipulation of space within the walls of popular masonry home design is testament to the flexibility that can be achieved when the limits of the mind are lifted.
Building Contractor: Trudy and Shane Pieters, SP Builders Ltd
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