Wanaka House

Design on some projects is a labour of love for both the builder and architect. This one is was also an epic journey.

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Having already built a high quality house with this builder, the relationship continued to the next phase being the design of his new house(s).

Wanting to maximise the opportunities on the site, the builder required two dwellings but these had to be staged in order to build them part time.

The houses were designed to accommodate the expansive views, all day sun, privacy and the very low height control planes. Resource consenting was no easy task however with the building now complete it is clear that the opportunities to maximise the sites potential have been realised.

Clean simple designed forms with unfussy detailing, along with a complex structure (new codes after the Christchurch Earthquake) and a relentless eye for ensuring the detailing was to the best quality has its rewards.


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