2023 New Zealand Architecture Awards Winner
This relaxed, unfussy house sits comfortably in the high alpine desert of Otago, emerging from the grasses to give its occupants a vantage over the landscape below. A range of tough, durable and tactile materials, including rammed earth walls and a polished earth floor, have been carefully crafted throughout. The formal arrangement gives height and generosity to living spaces, and low, cosy comfort to the sleeping space. The secondary building, containing guest accommodation and work space, defines an exterior courtyard, which extends the relatively modest floor plate of the internal spaces.