Countering the North/South axis of the Remarkables, the East/West orientation of this home at Bendemeer faces prime mountain and valley views but also acts as a wind break to form a private, sheltered outdoor living area.
The low slung home comprises two rectangular blocks each side of a central hallway, with the Northern block advancing Westwards past the Southern block. While primarily single level, a sunken lounge takes advantage of the site slope, and the landscape design introduces locally inspired vegetation to settle the home into the hill.
PUBLISHED: HOME NZ Feb/March 2020 “Modern Love” text by Anthony Byrt
BUILT BY Bayshore Builders, Queenstown
2020 Southern Architecture Awards Winner
Surface and structure combine in this home, featuring a simple and minimal design that allows the natural characteristics of its materials to be celebrated and expressed. The architecture sits lightly on the land, with rolling topography, and the living area steps down in response. The architects’ use of exposed CLT flooring and ceiling panels, with steelwork highlights internally, has delivered a project that has been carefully considered and not only provides impressive thermal performance, but contributes to the texture and materiality of the home in a warm and inviting way.