Mountain Range House

Awards

2011

  • NZIA Nelson Marlborough Architecture Award (Residential)

  • NZIA Peoples' Choice Award

  • 2010

    • NZ Wood Timber Design Awards - Residential Architectural Excellence - Highly Commended

    • Trans-Tasman Timber Design Awards - Finalist (Residential Category)


Publications

2015

  • Houses New Zealand, "Up close with Nelson-based architect Jeremy Smith", Issue 37, Spring

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  • Soft Context / Soft Architecture : 8 New Zealand Landscapes, "Places" Exhibition, International Festival Architecture Week, Prague, 17 August-18 October

  • 2012


Situated beneath the Richmond Ranges south of Nelson, this pavilion provides new living environments for the more important members of a flamboyant inter-generational family. Whereas the family’s existing farmhouse holds tight contained spaces within perimeter walls, the new pavilion provides open and elongated transitional spaces to connect living with landscape. Like the mountain range above them, the new house folds and concertinas in silhouette to allow a single large space to be articulated through volume rather than between walls. The timber ceiling lifts and shapes in parallel against the timber floor, flooding the space between with warmth and an ever changing light, whilst defining connected sitting, dining and kitchen areas within a single communal space for all the family to converge and spread out within.

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