2021 Wellington Architecture Awards Winner
Inspired by the history of Kāpiti Island and the whales that were once plentiful in the area, the design idea of a spine and ribs were used to organise this home. The carefully orchestrated entry gradually leads to a strong spine hallway layered with architectural opportunity. Not only does it offer a clear circulation path, but also connects to exterior spaces and beautiful views beyond through strategically positioned openings. Verandas not only offer shading, but allow garden spaces to become a series of useful outdoor rooms. Certified as a Passive House, this project has used sustainable design principles to create a home that is elegant, understated and timeless.