2015 Southern Architecture Awards Winner
Rammed Earth House, Wanaka
A grounded steel-framed entry is flanked by rammed earth walls and a very discreet garage door. This entry, complete with a folded concrete seat, flows into textured and light-filled connecting spaces. The three separate buildings are oriented to pick up ridgeline views, with high-level windows framing mountain views. These building forms define living zones, as do the well-considered circulation areas that announce you are moving into another space. Every space connects to the landscape of vast mountains and thoughtfully created sheltered courtyards.