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Ridgeline House Back to contemporary

2016 ADNZ | Resene Regional Architectural Design Awards

Bay of Plenty / Waikato

Regional People's Choice Award

Judges' Comments

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.