This project for a weekend retreat, replaced a cold, damp 1970s dwelling on the outskirts of Rangiora. The clients had a specific brief for a raised courtyard.
A collection of forms, diff erentiating living, sleeping and garage were developed
around this courtyard. Coloursteel, plywood and steel frames made reference to the surrounding farm buildings. The dark colours enable the home to recede into its rural environment, while generous north facing glass opens the house to expansive views.
2007 NZIA Regional Award - Residential