This house is a strongly sculptural exploration of in-situ concrete. A basement garage forms a podium upon which a 56 tonne diagrid concrete roof is propped up to create a living, kitchen and dining area. The main living space is open to the East and the North.
In places daylight is brought through the gridded roof form. The roof extends out to create a verandah facing the street.
The project explores a range of materials in their raw state, deliberately contrasting areas of brightness with darkness. The house is perfectly imperfect, celebrating the marks and incidents of its construction.
New Zealand Institute of Architects Auckland Architecture Award (Housing) 2019
HOME magazine Home of the Year 2019 — Winner 2019
HOME magazine Home of the Year 2019 — Best City House 2019