Waimarie

Awards

2004

  • NZIA New Zealand Award For Architecture

  • 2003

    • NZIA Local Award For Architecture


Publications

2005

  • Tanalife Magazine, Issue 2, "Harmonious Integration", pg

  • 100 Top Houses From Down Under, Robyn Beaver, The Images Publishing Group, Australia, pg 340-341

  • 2004

    • Architecture NZ, May/Jun, "Architecture On Show - Celebrating World Architecture Day", pg 72

    2003

    • Architecture NZ, Nov/Dec, "Stranded By Design", pg 84-87


As with most of our work, this house cues off the subtleties of its landscape. An estuarine site on the banks of a tidal creek is marked by reeded remnants of old watercourses. The building is a “stranding”, as though left after flood, upstream backed up with silt and tailing down with the current. Raised on piers, in case of flood, river shingle sweeps under and around it. Vertical macrocarpa cladding echoes the pattern of reeds and is weathering to driftwood grey. Anchoring stone groins connect forms to the landscape and regulate arrival. Firmly set, the master bedroom and office rise above the garage to command the longer sea and mountain views.

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