2021 Auckland Architecture Awards Winner
The structural geometry of an experimental folly nearby provided inspiration for this visually powerful form, which references both whare and barns. The decision to allow three gabled pavilions to follow the curves of their site has made the architecture feel entrenched and creates a beautiful interplay between the roofs. The architects paid careful attention to site planning, with cars hidden away and a gentle winding path to the house. Spaces between the buildings have become private courtyards and allow for retreat and shelter. The voluminous ceiling with a lattice timber structure makes the view upwards just as spectacular as the one out to the horizon.