Mt Barker, Wanaka

Sited on a flat terrace under the Criffel Range this rammed earth home hunkers low on its elevated site under a gently sloped roofplane.

The Northern pavilion addresses the wide panorama of the Wanaka basin, balancing sliding and slot windows with rammed earth walls under a projecting eave of corten steel.   To the South, the earth walls of the entrance and garage flank a sheltered courtyard under the dramatic mountain slope.