Project Description

Private House, Takapuna, New Zealand

Sited within the desirable location of Takapuna is the design of a contemporary and modern residential building. The expression of the facade is enhanced with deep entrances, accentuating the extensively glazed portions and clean geometric form. Full height doors and windows create seamless indoor-outdoor movement, as the building opens to a private outdoor space consisting of gardens, decks and a swimming pool for leisure and entertainment.

The levels are stacked with extruding geometric forms, creating a subtle canopy to accommodate for the external decking spaces below. Here the choice of a muted colour palette was favourable to emphasise the character of the contemporary design.

Internally, the layout is linear and open plan to allow for free progression. The division of programmes across three floors within the design allows for functions such as bedrooms and bathrooms to remain private, here the inclusion of a central void on the top floor suggestively separates the bedrooms from one another, while giving the ground floor a double height space suitable for common gathering.

While the extensively glazed portions of the building add to the aesthetics of the overall design, they function to allow an abundance of natural sunlight into the heart of the home, natural ventilation and passive cooling strategies have been addressed throughout the design as the large sliding doors can be opened up during summer to circulate fresh and cool air.

Facts + Figures

Client: Private
Location:  Takapuna, Auckland
Construction cost: TBC
Area: TBC
Programme: Concept