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Onehunga Studio, NZ : Manukau Harbour Property

Contemporary New Zealand House design by Stevens Lawson Architects

8 Oct 2007

Manukau Harbour House + Studio

Onehunga Studio

Design: Stevens Lawson Architects

Onehunga Studio, Manukau Harbour Property

Photographs by Mark Smith

The building is located in Onehunga overlooking the Manukau Harbour and is the home and studio for an artist.

Two black timber blocks are separated by a rusty steel door. The blank facade, with its illusion of a two dimensional painting, masks a light filled angular interior space and verandah. The large room functions as a painting studio, a living area and a garage for the owner’s prized vintage motor cycle (the owner has a zen-like philosophy of minimal possessions).

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A wall ten metres long and four metres high illuminated with southern light is the focus for painting and exhibiting. A simple kitchen, bathroom and storeroom complete the ground floor, while the bedroom is upstairs with a private terrace and dramatic view.

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The forms and materials of the house reference New Zealand rural and vernacular architecture and have a synergy with the artist’s enthusiasm for New Zealand’s history. The house embodies the image of the artist as a “man alone”.

Completed 2005

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Location: Onehunga, New Zealand

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Onehunga House
Date built: –
Onehunga House, NZ : Auckland Residence
image © Mark Smith
Onehunga House
Onehunga is a residential and light-industrial suburb. According to the 2006 census, there were 7,824 residents in Onehunga.

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Date built: 2004
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image © Mark Smith
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