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Northland House 2003
       
     
Northland House 2003

The house sits on a high ridgeline overlooking Wellington Harbour with orientation in two directions, east to the harbour and hills beyond and west to the afternoon sun.

From the road the house peers austerely over the protective courtyard wall, while the inside spaces feel very open and connected to the outside. We were interested in the idea of floating above a landscape, which represented to us a sense of freedom, lightness and appropriateness to this location. Patterns of surface materials are loosely influenced by the tapestry of land viewed from the sky. Some in shifting layers with non-parallel surfaces subtly distorting perspectives.

Flooring and decking change in material and texture as they run level from the west courtyard, through the living room and out to the west deck. The roof glides over, unimpeded, like a shadow, perforated at the edges with louvres. Large solid and glazed doors slide to open or close the spaces. The wings of the plan focus the views either east or west and close off the house to the neighbours to the north and south.

Awards: NZIA Local Award 2004, NZIA New Zealand Award 2005, NZIA New Zealand Supreme Award 2005

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Looking through to back yard.jpg
       
     
upstairs glass floor.jpg
       
     
stairs down.jpg
       
     
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Bedroom plan.jpg
       
     
Living room plan .jpg