2013 New Zealand Architecture Awards Winner
Lake Hawea Courtyard House
On an exposed subdivided site in a stunning landscape this house inverts the traditional New Zealand residential model to provide a haven against the elements and the attentions of neighbours. Chiselled in form and grounded in presence the house reads as a contemporary type sufficiently confident to display his less sensitive side. In lieu of a big budget, the architects have extracted a full return from the house’s courtyard organization and from the sculptural use of seconds-quality bricks, irregularly laid to cast shadows across the exterior walls of the house, its courtyard and an adjacent walled garden.