N & A House



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  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • NZIA Regional Architecture Award, 2009
The clients centred the view upon recognising its potential.

This two-storey family home is situated adjacent to Ngamotu Golf Course.

The design maximizes occupant views of the greens by locating all living areas on the first floor.

A low pitched almost flat roof with generously provides good summer shading to the north.

Large timber sliding screens provide privacy when needed, without feeling totally shut off. Concrete block work for the lower level and timber frame/cedar weatherboard around the upper level help reinforce the linear form of the building.

The entry boasts precast concrete steps opening onto polished concrete floors and plywood wall panelling.

Double glazing combined with gas hot water radiator heating ensures efficient overall thermal comfort. The landscape design not only acts as a backdrop to the ground floor bedrooms but also provides a buffer from the street front