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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…

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…

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…

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…