2017 Waikato/Bay of Plenty Architecture Awards Winner
Paerata Ridge House
In this working ‘farmhouse’ discrete forms are arranged as a cluster of buildings oriented toward the north and extensive views. Simple, honest farm shed materials are imbued with colours that embed the building within its site and its wider environment. Pragmatic as well as elegant, the house explores a sensible environmental strategy of passive systems and power generation that supports farm operation. The space planning reflects the day-to-day running of a rural property, with an appropriate hierarchy of private to public spaces that works perfectly for an extremely happy client.