WAIHEKE ISLAND HOUSE

 

 
 

WAIHEKE ISLAND HOUSE

“With its poetically generated arrangement of volumes and forms, this house, designed as a retreat from work, offers a range of inventive and enjoyable spatial experiences and a generous and effortless relationship to the outdoors. The composition is assured, and rather quirky, too.

The house offers several extraordinary moments: the ‘thinking room’, a double-height space for music and contemplation so arresting that one’s breathing changes upon entry; the guest sleeping areas, tiny screened spaces reminiscent of Ryokan architecture and also suggestive of tree huts; and the brightly yellow main bedroom. This is a house that engages with the spirit as well as all the senses.” Judges’ comments, HOME Magazine

 
 

Awards

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2011 New Zealand Architecture Medal, Finalist

 

2009 HOME Magazine, Home of the Year Winner