2016 ADNZ | Resene Regional Architectural Design Awards
Bay of Plenty / Waikato
Regional People's Choice Award
The judges commented that an uncomplicated building shelters behind a blade of corten steel. This design is a bold gesture in the landscape.
An elongated, shallow form is inspired by the relentless local ridgeline topography, and by the client’s dynamic career in complex industrial engineering and steel fabrication. A south wall self-weathering steel ‘spine’ references this career further, and the red rock geology of the coastal area and serves as the baseline for the balance of the homes arrangement.