2022 Auckland Architecture Awards Winner
This understated yet sophisticated home for a downsizing couple subtly knits into a steeply sloping site near the edge of Hobson Bay. The house, itself conceived of as a series of cubic volumes climbing up the slope, cleverly makes ground contact where possible—running level walkways out into lush gardens— or floats decks into the surrounding treescape. Sensitively tuned to the owners’ needs and aspirations, the house stages a climbing journey linking spaces of varying openness or intimate closure. Immaculate detailing of timber panelling, openings and cabinetwork contribute overall to a feeling of calm resolve, strengthened by the broader nesting of domestic life with its a greater environment.