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2018 Wellington Architecture Awards Winner

Wairarapa House

This clearly planned house is based around a central spine defined by highly detailed cast insitu concrete panels. Elevated above the Ruamahanga River, the house is built of honest and robust materials – an appropriate response to the rural context. River stones, dark-stained cedar and walnut are highlights of the warm, earthy palette; the quality of light, cross ventilation and thermal regulation are all excellent, thanks to the actuated clerestory windows of the hallway and the extensive exposed thermal mass. Discrete, understated and with a number of features that reveal themselves as you explore, this house is a house for all seasons that has been built to last many lifetimes.

 
Practice
Custance Associates Limited
Category
Housing
Location
Wellington
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