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Korokoro House in Wellington

New Zealand Residential Development design by tse:wallace architects

2 Feb 2016

Korokoro House, Wellington

Design: tse:wallace architects ltd

Location: Wellington, New Zealand

Korokoro House in Wellington, New Zealand

Korokoro House

This new house located adjacent to a conservation area of well-established native bush, endeavours to make the most of its dramatic siting. It is organised around two central axis, one to the Korokoro Gorge and the other to the Cook Straits.

Korokoro House

Korokoro House

The house forms an L-shape tucked around the corner of a steeply sloping section. This simple shape enabled two distinct areas, the private bedroom wing oriented to the Gorge and the more public living wing oriente d to the spectacular views out to the Wellington harbour and Cook Straits.

Korokoro House

Korokoro House

The owners’ Sri Lankan heritage added a layer of cultural richness and informed much of the material selection. Influenced by the renowned Sri Lankan Architect Geoffrey Bawa, element s such as courtyards, timber beams typical of this architects work were integrated into the house scheme but combined in a contemporary way.

The appeal of courtyard spaces also enabled Tse:Wallace to provide several alternative outdoor spaces that would offer shelter in the varying dynamic wellington wind conditions!

Korokoro House

Korokoro House

Designed with environmentally sensitive materials including bamboo flooring and cabinetry throughout the interior, the exterior is clad with stained cedar weatherboards to compliment the bush setting. It is orientated to maximise solar gain and minimise heat loss through insulation and careful placement of doors and windows, making the house very comfortable, quiet with a sense of harmony with its surroundings.

Korokoro House

Korokoro House

Photography: Paul McCredie

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