Waiatarua House in Auckland, New Zealand was developed by Hamish Monk Architecture on a scary steep website. One of the design challenges was to insert a daring intervention right into a delicate bush reserve while nonetheless sustaining a way of modesty. The house owners of the retreat are a pair of their mid-sixties who needed to get away from the hectic metropolis life. By selecting a black timber exterior, the home seems to have a black and imposing silhouette, powerfully contrasting its lush inexperienced surroundings.
According to the architects the design of Waiatarua House doesn’t attempt to compete or mimic its environment. The general quantity of the home is carved to accommodate vertical circulation and quite a lot of useful overlays: “From the purpose of entry the home provides a variety of spatial experiences throughout the width of the ground-plate; transitioning from an virtually subterranean place within the panorama to an elevated level perched amongst tree canopies. Rooms are served by, and department out from a vertical circulation shaft that runs the complete peak of the home”. Enjoy the digital tour! Photography by Mark Smith