2015 New Zealand Architecture Awards Winner
A remarkable house by any measure, this massive residence is the fruit of a bold vision by both practice and client and an approach to building and engineering — including a massive in situ concrete pour into moulds fashioned from Victorian architraves — that pushed at all technical boundaries previously established in this country’s residential projects. As such it is a standout house, of a quality and aspiration that may not be seen again for quite some time. The interiors are an exercise in high control and restraint —restricting itself to the repeated use of concrete also poured into intricate Victorian moulds, wood paneling with the same patterning, bronze, stone and handmade tiles in the beautiful bathrooms. The house is a rare accomplishment.