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Herne Bay House, NZ : Auckland Property
Contemporary New Zealand Home design by Stevens Lawson Architects
8 Oct 2007
Herne Bay Property
Design: Stevens Lawson Architects
Photographs: Mark Smith
The house for a family is situated on a quiet street in the inner Auckland suburb of Herne Bay. Honed concrete blocks, dark stained timber and white pre-cast concrete have been combined in an intensive sculptural composition that has a sense of permanence and craft.
The cast concrete facade acts simultaneously as a public sculpture, a gift to the street, and as a protective mask for the private spaces behind. The living spaces are laid out in a linear progression along the length of the site, connecting the front courtyard to the back yard.
This continuous space steps down several levels, following the natural slope of the land, defining distinct living and dining areas. The three bedrooms are on the upper floor along with the ‘sky lounge’, with views over the harbour. The ‘sky lounge’ can function as a private living space with separate stair access, or as an extension to the main bedroom suite.
Shapes and textures are contrasted and repeated throughout the house and landscape creating a sense of harmony, complexity and visual delight. The triangular geometries repeated throughout establish an integrated theme that engenders a personal character to the house.
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Location: Herne Bay, New Zealand
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Within the rapidly changing neighbourhood our design relates to the rhythms and scale of the historical timber clad villas with their street facing verandahs, picket fences and balustrades. While the house is large, the proportions of the frontage closely relate to the Victorian era houses in the street.
Te Kaitaka House, Lake Wanaka
photo © Mark Smith
Te Kaitaka House
Te Kaitakat is nestled amongst the tussock covered hills of Roy’s Peninsula on the shores of Lake Wanaka, in the South Island of New Zealand. It is situated on the edge of Te Wahipounamu / Southwest New Zealand World Heritage Area and Mt Aspiring National Park.
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