cass bay renovation and addition
"We commissioned Max and the team in 2020 to design an extensive renovation for our home in Cass Bay, Christchurch. The home was built in 1966 and required a complete change in layout to improve both its flow and to take full advantage of it’s fantastic location.
Max came up with a concept plan that exceeded our expectations and we were excited to commence the project. The communication, both in the design stage and throughout the renovation, was excellent. For example, when insulation issues arose due to the way the home had been built, Max’s team were aware of the latest insulation panel products available. They came up with a solution enabling us to maintain the character of the ceiling beams whilst providing an exceptionably warm home at the same time.
One of the real highlights for us is the design of the entrance to our home. It’s corten steel canopy over the door and it’s neolith stone exterior wall creates real impact.
We would highly recommend the team at MC Architecture for anyone that is looking to create a home that is not only functional but also visually beautiful."
Client: Shane and Nicole
Project: Cass Bay Renovation and Addition
"I have been dealing with Max and his team from MCAS for a number of years following the Christchurch earthquakes. They put in the hard yards scoping my earthquake-damaged property for my insurance company. I subsequently engaged them to design and manage my new build. I engaged Max because his expertise was clearly evident and because he was personable and easy to deal with. He was also reliable in terms of carrying out tasks in a timely way. The build was a high-end and complex residential build. Max developed very good relationships with all those involved in the project which allowed the project to run smoothly and any issues to be resolved. He set high standards and is very innovative and this is clear from the high quality of the end result. He has developed a very good team at MCAS who were all very friendly, knowledgeable, dedicated, and helpful which made them a pleasure to deal with."
Client: Robert B
Project: Esplanade House, Sumner
"My experience working with Max and his team was a really enjoyable one.
Having spent over 20 years in the construction industry, I wanted to work with a team that was happy to take a collaborative approach to the project, who are good-natured and have a passion for their work while delivering for their clients.
I found all of this while working with Max and his team and can highly recommend them."
Client: Matt M
Project: Apartment 41, Sumner
"The result of working with Max Capocaccia is our fabulous, unique “forever” home which fits our family and lifestyle needs perfectly. We began with our wish list, we met with Max several times, he continued to suggest materials, and features and add his design ideas and modeling. This all helped us develop, question and visualise the final result.
This level of communication was welcomed and the same consultative, collaborative style was exhibited by Max and all of the MC Architecture Team when required to consult Council, Builder, Designer and Engineers. Their Client commitment was unfailing as they worked through the detail of Consents, specifications, drawings and revisions, attending site meetings and completion of the Code of Compliance, all on our behalf.
Our street front and entry is truly special, private and a little mysterious, open the feature door and the heart of our home and the magnificent views beyond are revealed.
Indoors and out, everywhere we look or sit it is so pleasing to enjoy the special architectural features; the beautiful locally sourced timbers, windows placed strategically to capture views, borrow light or aid airflow, the easy connection to the outdoors.
It is stunning living here! A dream come true we are very happy we chose to work with MC Architecture."
Client: Greg and Anne
Project: Wall House
High Performance House
"I worked with Max for the design of our current house. I literally mean worked as he was extremely open and supportive during the design process, taking over our incipient thoughts and turning them into art. The house ended up being everything we wanted and more.
I could not be happier with his work. We have now crossed out one worry on our next house project: we already have an excellent architect!"
Client: Bogdan D
Project: High-Performance House, Richmond Hill
SMith and Sons Construction
"We have worked with MCAS on multiple projects the latest was an extension. Both my company and the clients have been wrapped with the outcomes. We are now on-site with another MCAS design and I am sure the results will exceed the client's expectations
I would highly recommend Max and his team."
Company: Smith and Sons
Takapuna house alteration
"When we started our house renovation project, we met with several recommended architects before settling on MC Architecture Studio. Our renovation required a complete reclad of our 1980’s plaster home, new joinery, new roof to meet the current requirements and a facelift in design to bring our home to current standards.
Max listened to our requirements and wish list and suggested changes to completely modernise the outside look of our home. We really liked his design flair and as we worked through the project we appreciated his attention to detail, his knowledge of the building requirements and products, his work with council, and his thorough management of the job along with our builders. His communication was excellent and we knew exactly what was ahead of us all the way through.
We particularly liked his approach to the build, in that he visited the site regularly to work closely with the builders and to answer technical details as they arose. This approach is in contrast to some architects that essentially disappear once the drawings have been through council! Max was with us every step of the way to completion.
We are absolutely thrilled with our “new” home and have received many compliments from neighbours and passers-by on the transformation.
We really enjoyed working with Max and highly recommend Max and his very capable team. We would definitely use them again."
Client: Vicki and Peter
Project: Takapuna House Alteration
"We chose to work with Max and the team when we bought our steep, but beautifully positioned, section on the lower slopes of Mt Pleasant. We knew that we wanted to work with someone who would think creatively, given the limitations of the section, and strike the right balance between making the most of the gorgeous views across the estuary, whilst also designing a home that would really work for us at our stage of life. To say that we are thrilled with the result, and the way that Max and the team worked with us is an understatement because we just LOVE our home.”
Client: Nick and Marie Parsons
Project: Parsons House
ENERGY EFFICIENT HOME, SOUTHSHORE
"Max and his team created a beautiful home for me that takes advantage of its amazing views. It was very easy and pleasant working with then during the design process and beyond. The home is compact and functional, as requested. I’ve had many nice comments about the design from friends and passers-by. The passive nature of the home works very well, with minimal heating required over the winter, and sea breezes keeping it cool in the summer. I would highly recommend MCAS for your project, and would definitely use them again, but don’t think that’ll be needed."
Client: Peter K
Project: Energy Efficient Home, Southshore
Black Door House
"From day one our relationship with Max has been the perfect blend of listening to us and using his expertise to recommend change. Some of the ideas that he incorporated into the design of our house only became evident once we moved in. We need minimal heating during winter, and no cooling during the heat of summer, all down to the design, aspect, and materials. We would highly recommend MCAS."
Client: Richard L
Project: Black Door House, Richmond Hill
Right angle Construction
"When it came to building our own house, Max and his team came on board to help put the finishing touches on the design and detail up our plans. They were very accommodating, considering that, as clients who work in the industry, we were very much a part of the process. Max helped to push some aspects of the design architecturally, and we are really happy with the end result. They were professional but still approachable and friendly to deal with.
MCAS is passionate about sustainable design, which is very important to us too, so they were a great fit for us and our project."
Client: Right Angle Construction
Project: House 3, Richmond Hill