Kai Iwi, 2016
Winner - 2018 NZIA Auckland Awards - Alteration
Winner - Trends International Design Award 2016 - NZ Renovation
Overlooking one of Northland’s beautiful lakes, this house is poised in position over a natural gentle ridge. The view from afar reveals a collection of strong horizontal elements nestled within the surrounding planted backdrop. The project involved the substantial renovation and extension of an existing house. The lounge platform remained as did much of the rear of the house; the roof was replaced and the travertine stone cladding is continued through the dwelling to cohesively connect the new and old. The house is designed to maximise natural light at every opportunity, and unobtrusively frame the 270 degree view of the lake.