Architecture: Hamish Wakefield
Engineer: Essen Engineering
Contractor: Progressive Homes
Landscaping: Capital Paving
Interiors: Danielle Leslie
Photographer: Showhome Photography
Located at the very top of the Aotea sub-division on an impossibly challenging shaped flat site, this home has been designed to nestle into it's urban surroundings.
Commissioned as a new family home for a young couple and their two young children the house is loosely based on familar gable forms with a central link and deliberately clad in a mix of heavy and light materials.
The residence is defined by multiple intersecting forms to create a series of integrated spaces and terraces that accentuate various indoor-outdoor relationships. The covered courtyard provides refuge from the coastal and storm winds whilst establishing private settings for the adjacent living areas.
The clients had seen a recently completed commission in The Banks development and wanted to borrow from that aesthetic with the materiality and flow considered critical to a successful home.
Retaining walls, integrated with the contours of the site, are split faced concrete blocks.