This home is imagined as a series of walled layers that progress from a robust, rugged outer shell to reveal smoother and more delicate internal layers. Rough garden walls that stand at different heights shelter the inhabited areas and create outdoor spaces with increasing degrees of enclosure, while also rationalising the steep gradient of the site.
This spatial configuration allows a dual aspect in most rooms with openings that frame different views while also offering protection from the sun and prevailing wind. Overhead, extended roof eaves offer further shelter from the elements. The ‘wall’ therefore forms the main feature of the project and anchors the new building to its site.
Largely incorporating natural materials, this simple palette captures the spirit of place to create a home that is at once elegant, functional and enduring.
This design for the conversion of three rural buildings in Modica into a family house should be on site in early 2016.
A new bach (holiday home) in one of the most picturesque islands of New Zealand
This project for extending this Auckland family house has recently obtained building consent and should be on site in 2016.
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