waiatarua-house

Hamish Monk Architecture has build a new house on a challenging, steep site in the Orakei creek gully. One of the design challenges was to insert a bold (in size and placement) intervention into a sensitive bush reserve whilst still maintaining a sense of modesty and poetic. The desire was to seek out a quiet architectural expression a silent witness to its surroundings. Conceived as sculptural components the design plays on purity and scale of the program articulated through three effortless elemental forms that step down the site towards the creek – the roof of one floor creating a level platform for the next. via

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waiatarua-house-interior

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