2016 Auckland Architecture Awards Winner
This house is thoughtfully scaled and sited to sit comfortably in its Grey Lynn context. The three cedar-clad forms step up the hill, allowing each to access outlooks and sun while creating sheltered north-facing courtyards and sunny garden rooms. The circulation to the south connects and separates the pavilions and provides a gallery for the owners' art collection. Rising through the house from shared to private spaces, this hallway extends outside at each level, and at each instance the scale of the spaces has been beautifully controlled to provide openness and intimacy. The selection and detailing of materials is consistent, robust and appropriate.