2018 New Zealand Architecture Awards Winner
Bach with Two Roofs
To a pronounced degree this project shows that architecture is a process, and design must sometimes adapt to circumstances beyond human control. A new house in a clearing among a stand of eucalyptus trees was suddenly exposed by a cyclone that felled the forest. Responding to the event, and the new circumstances of site habitation, the architect has adjusted the design so that the house provides the shelter once offered by the trees. The effect of the additions has enriched an already accomplished house; the contrast of the hovering roof over the box forms, which shelter dark, strong interiors, and the bright Takaka light is now even more effective.