timber clad modern house in NZ

BACH BACH / Raglan

BACH BACH / Raglan

BACH BACH — NZIA Award 2016 / Waikato Bay of Plenty Raglan Classical musicians are trained in nuance – searching for colour and meaning in their musical tone and expression – as well as in the building blocks of rhythm, pitch and dynamics. This house for an opera singer and her husband takes elements of…

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STEP ISLAND RETREAT / Bay of Islands

STEP ISLAND RETREAT / Bay of Islands

STEP ISLAND RETREAT Bay of Islands Motukawaiti is a privately owned island situated 3km offshore from mainland New Zealand, in the Cavalli Islands group, 20km north of the Bay of Islands. The project included the restoration of an existing turn of the century cottage, with the addition of four pavilion structures, to provide accommodation and…

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OMAHA BEACH HOUSE / Omaha

OMAHA BEACH HOUSE / Omaha

OMAHA BEACH HOUSE Omaha A series of pavilions, enclosed space, outdoor rooms and transitional spaces linked with a covered boardwalk. The boardwalk has a slatted timber rood with glazing above, giving a dappled light condition through the length of the house. The forms to the beach front are long and low, and broken through the…

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EAGLES NEST / Bay of Islands

EAGLES NEST / Bay of Islands

EAGLES NEST Bay of Islands The brief called for a spiritual refuge for the owners of the house and their guests.  The dramatic isolation of the site afforded unrestricted openness in design, allowing a seamless connection with the exterior, taking up 360° views of the landscape. The temple like pavilion sits long and low on…

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ST HELIERS BAY TOWN HOUSES / Auckland

ST HELIERS BAY TOWN HOUSES / Auckland

ST HELIERS BAY TOWN HOUSES Auckland The intention was to design a modern medium density development that way sympathetic with the existing building stock yet unashamedly modern. The house has a relatively small footprint and is arranged vertically around the stair. The home has access from the South over a landscaped garden and pool to…

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HUT UNDER TREE / Whangapoua

HUT UNDER TREE / Whangapoua

HUT UNDER TREE Whangapoua The Whangapoua Tree House is designed to provide for a radically different experience to that of the main house where a family of five are efficiently housed in just 40m² of space. The tree house is a simple open space, highly detailed and simply appointed, located under the canopy of a…

QUEENSTOWN HOUSE / Queenstown

QUEENSTOWN HOUSE / Queenstown

QUEENSTOWN HOUSE Queenstown This rural Queenstown project was a dramatic reimagining of an existing home. The building was almost completely refinished, with the addition of a new living wing and an extended bedroom wing, both of which respond to the existing building form. The house is rural in nature, with crisp metal pitched roofs and…

MATAKANA HOUSE / Matakana

MATAKANA HOUSE / Matakana

MATAKANA HOUSE Matakana The brief was for a house following sustainable design principles, and reflecting rural, shed-like forms that would sit comfortably on a bush-clad site. The building sits long and low across a ridge, at once anchored to the site and floating above the extensive nature bush. A materials palette of rustic steel cladding, Corten…

NOHOROA HOUSE / Kapiti Coast

NOHOROA HOUSE / Kapiti Coast

NOHOROA HOUSE — NZIA Award 2016 / Wellington Kapiti Coast Nohoroa is the name of the family farm where one of our clients spent their childhood and is reused in this project to reflect that continuity with their past and hopes for the future. The brief was for an easy, nurturing and memorable family home…

TALBOT PARK / Glen Innes

TALBOT PARK / Glen Innes

TALBOT PARK SOCIAL HOUSING -Housing New Zealand NZIA Local 2007 Award for Architecture Glen Innes The project involved the design of 24 two bedroom apartments as part of the Housing New Zealand Talbot Park renewal in Glen Innes. The development is envisaged as a landmark housing and community redevelopment. Existing state owned units were removed…

STATION CABIN / Wanaka

STATION CABIN / Wanaka

STATION CABIN – NZIA Local Award 2018 / Southern / Interior Architecture Wanaka The project involved the conversion of an existing shed into farm-worker accommodation. The plan provides ground floor living with kitchen dining and sitting zones, along with a new first floor level providing two bedrooms and a bathroom. The existing solid timber floor…

COOKS BEACH HOUSE / Coromandel

COOKS BEACH HOUSE / Coromandel

COOKS BEACH HOUSE Coromandel In 1769 Captain Cook observed the transit of Mercury at Cooks Beach, just below the site of this project. In homage to Cook, the shape and form of this house was mapped out to the layout of the stars as he would have observed them in the night sky. Conceptually the…

TE WERO BRIDGE / Auckland Viaduct Harbour

TE WERO BRIDGE / Auckland Viaduct Harbour

TE WERO BRIDGE Auckland Viaduct Harbour The concept centres around reclamation both conceptually and literally, to reclaim important elements in our city and our history.  The intention is to reactivate these & energise Te Wero Island and the passage across the Viaduct Harbour.  The scheme engages in the wider context of the city & urban…

8 AUGUSTUS TERRACE / Parnell

8 AUGUSTUS TERRACE / Parnell

8 AUGUSTUS TERRACE Parnell The building is a box sandwiched between two walls of dimpled aluminium sheeting. It stands alone perched on ‘pilotis’ above the cliff line. The structure is exposed; the function is exposed. The skin is exposed. A hard edged commercial building that stands alone perched on the cliff top held up by…

PARITUA WINERY / Hawkes Bay

PARITUA WINERY / Hawkes Bay

PARITUA WINERY Hawkes Bay This winery west of Hastings consists of two buildings – one housing production, lab and offices; and a smaller services building – whose floating roofs can be read together as one gently sloping plane. With their material palette of concrete, steel and glass, these are clearly working buildings, while the lightness…

MATASAWA HOUSE / Fiji

MATASAWA HOUSE / Fiji

MATASAWA HOUSE Fiji The project was an extensive alteration to an existing beachfront property. The existing building was gutted and almost completely rebuilt, and expanded. The existing vernacular structure was retained and local techniques of detailing and finish were used wherever possible. A series of open and breezy âburesâ are arranged around sanded courtyards, providing…

OPITO BAY HOUSE / Whitianga

OPITO BAY HOUSE / Whitianga

OPITO BAY HOUSE Whitianga A carefully crafted response to a challenging site, the Opito Beach house makes the most of it’s dramatic coastal position. A butterfly roof extends skyward atop three irregular box forms, which recess into the hillside, reducing the apparent bulk of the building. ‘Off the boards’ precast concrete panels with black oxide…

VULAVULA HOUSE / Fiji

VULAVULA HOUSE / Fiji

VULAVULA HOUSE Fiji This island retreat is designed to provide a range of holiday experiences. It is a contemporary reinterpretation of the traditional Fijian bure, formed as a series of linked pavilions with large hipped roofs to create generous volumes within. Wide open-air loggias link the living and bedroom pavilions, providing a shaded transition space…

UNLIMITED POTENTIAL / Herne Bay

UNLIMITED POTENTIAL / Herne Bay

UNLIMITED POTENTIAL Herne Bay This project, for a real-estate office seeking a distinctive contemporary presence, included the restoration of a historic double-bay Edwardian commercial building and the addition of a contemporary structure to the rear. The materials and forms were selected to clearly delineate old from new. The existing building had suffered from many years…

MATAKA HOUSE / Northland

MATAKA HOUSE / Northland

MATAKA HOUSE Northland The site is situated on the crest of a small rise at the base of a mature pine plantation. It is exposed and has 270 degree views.  The intention was to develop a house that was not overly dominant in this vast landscape. The house plan moves around the crest of the…

HERNE BAY HOUSE / Auckland

HERNE BAY HOUSE / Auckland

HERNE BAY HOUSE Auckland This addition to an Auckland City Council Residential 1 zoned villa included the addition of kitchen, dining, and family room space and an additional bedroom, en-suite and study upstairs. The project was divided into two stages, the upstairs parent’s bedroom suite over the existing house and a stand-alone pavilion housing the…