Sunset Valley Residence by Arbib Hughey Design

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Location: Sunset Valley, Texas, USA

Year: 2017


Architects: Arbib Hughey Design
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Arbib Hughey Design


ARBIB HUGHEY DESIGN was founded in 2010 by Ben Arbib and Ed Hughey, who met while graduate students at the University of Texas School of Architecture.  After years practicing in other offices, they opened their design studio with a commitment to create quality architecture and inspirational spaces through a rigorous and collaborative design process.  AHD works diligently on every project to provide a rich, honest, and carefully considered design solution. more


CONTACT

Arbib Hughey Design

2235 East 6th Street #104  Austin, Texas 78702

Office Phone: 512 / 362-8878

Email:  studio@arbibhughey.com


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Greenwich Street Loft by Specht Architects

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Location: Lower Manhattan, New York, USA
Architects: Specht Architects
Contractor: Bernsohn and Fetner
Photography: © Andrea Calo



Light was a primary issue with this renovation of an industrial loft space in Lower Manhattan. We maintained much of the open “workshop floor” character of the space, while creating a bright and comfortable kitchen, entry hall, and bedroom adjacent to the large living and dining areas. A simple palette of bone-white ash wood paneling and white plaster walls carry the light from the perimeter windows deep into the space.

The detailing of the space complemented the original industrial nature of the building and reflected the owner’s love of mid-century modern furniture and art. Vertical battens line the entry hall and conceal hidden doors to a powder room and a laundry room. The original vaulted concrete ceiling and a steel-clad fire door were maintained and highlighted. A new fireplace has built-in wood storage, as well as niches for art. The home feels comfortable and livable, while remaining true to its history.

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Scott Specht AIA Founder and Principal

Scott is the founding principal at Specht Architects with over 25 years of experience designing and managing institutional, commercial, and residential projects. Before founding Specht Architects (formerly known as Specht Harpman), he worked as a senior designer for Daniel Libeskind Architect and collaborated with that office on its winning New York World Trade Center master planning proposal. He also worked for several years with Kohn Pedersen Fox and Associates Architects in New York, and was the Designer on a number of tall building projects around the world, including the Chifley Square project in Sydney, Australia, and the Niaga Bank headquarters in Jakarta, Indonesia. He is a licensed architect in Texas and New York, is NCARB certified, and is a member of the American Institute of Architects.

Scott received his Master of Architecture degree from Yale University, where he received the George Nelson Scholarship and the Franklin W. Gregory Scholarship.

In addition to his work with Specht Architects, Scott was a featured speaker at TEDx, and his independent design work has been exhibited in two SoHo gallery shows. His design work has also been publicly featured at a Yale University exhibition, the Van Alen Institute, the Municipal Art Society of New York, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
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CONTACT


Specht Architects

info@spechtarchitects.com

Austin, Texas

3500 Oakmont Boulevard
Suite 101
Austin, TX 78731

512.382.7938

Dallas, Texas

3100 Commerce St.
Suite 39
Dallas, TX 75226

512.382.7938

New York, New York

32 Broadway
Penthouse
New York, NY 10004

212.239.1150


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Xintiandi Penthouse by Joyce Wang Studio

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Location: Xintiandi, Shanghai, China

Area: 6000 ft²

Year: 2012


Awards

Perspective Award “Best of Residences” 2013


ArchItects: Joyce Wang Studio

Photography: © Edmon Leong

A three-storey penthouse with views overlooking the lake and city skyline. It is the home of a family who entertain frequently, so it was necessary to create public areas that feel special, providing a generous but intimate backdrop for parties and dinners. By contrast the more private areas are like a retreat for the family.

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La Binocle by _naturhumaine

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Location: Eastern Townships, Quebec, Canada

Area: 888 m2

Year: 2018



Architects: _naturhumaine

Property developer / Contractor: Mille Pieds Carrés

Photography: © Adrien Williams



Perched on a mountain in the Eastern Townships, the Crowhill cabin is based on its timelessness and minimalism concept. By its angular shape, the project aims to underline the beauty of the surrounding landscape.

The project takes advantage of the rocky cape to anchor its raw concrete foundations, on which rest two volumes advancing towards the treetops.

The first module contains the living areas while the second has two bedrooms. By accompanying the natural slope of the ground, their sloping roofs reinforce the sensation of sliding over the cliff. The entrance forms an in-between space between the modules that are oriented differently from each other’s.

The overhanging roofs on the south facade emphasize the view while limiting solar gain during the hot season. On the side, a wooden platform located in continuation of the kitchen is oriented west towards the sunset. The burnt wood use on the facades and the pre-woven hemlock planks result in a natural palette for the exterior envelope.

Inside, the panoramic view becomes the focal point of the living spaces and of the master bedroom. On the floor, the ceramic with a concrete finish unites all the spaces and reminds the natural finish of the foundations.

While enhancing the landscape, the project above all considers the cabin as a minimal and contemplative space, inviting tranquility.

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Stéphane Rasselet

Stéphane Rasselet graduated from McGill University’s school of Architecture in 1990. After working on major projects in offices in Paris, Stéphane returned to Montreal to gain local experience at Dan Hanganu architects, The Arcop Group, and Lapointe Magne et associés. His experience comprised largely of the conception and realization of large scale rehabilitation of existing buildings such as l’institut d’hôtellerie du Quebec (ITHQ) and the ‘Théatre Espace Libre’. In 2004, Stéphane joined forces with Marc-André Plasse to found _naturehumaine architects. Within the first two years of the practice, they had been finalists in two major competitions : The Cistercian Abbey in Oka, and the theater in Dolbeau Quebec. Stéphane became the principal partner in 2013. more


CONTACT

_naturehumaine

305 de Bellechasse, Suite 308
Montreal, Quebec, H2S 1W9

T. 514 273 6316


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Private House Ostuni by Studio Talent

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Location: Ostuni, Italy

Year: 2012

Architects: Studio Talent


 


A nineteenth-century building on several levels becomes an unusual dwelling characterized by the double height of its rooms and a small courtyard (with D. Parisio).

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CONTACT

Studio Talent
Via F. de Sanctis, 86
Ostuni (BR)
T: 0831 342209
info@studiotalent.it


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Jenny’s House by Rosevear Stephenson Architects

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Location: Tasmania

Year: 2017

Architects: Rosevear Stephenson Architects

Photography: © Ray Joyce



Awards

The Roy Sharrington Smith Award for Heritage Architecture AIA TAS 2016

Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions) AIA TAS 2016

The Eleanor Culls-Hill Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions) AIA National 2016


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Rosevear Stephenson Architects

Rosevear Stephenson is a partnership of Craig Rosevear and Martin Stephenson with experience in residential, commercial, tourism and heritage projects in Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales. more


CONTACT

2 Salamanca Square, Battery Point, Tasmania 7004

Phone: +61 3 6223 4471

Email: office@rosevearstephenson.com


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Bruny Island Hideaway | Maguire + Devine Architects

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Location: Alonnah, Bruny Island, Tasmania

Area: 28 m2

Year: 2017



Architects: Maguire + Devine Architects

Builder: Merlin Constructions

Materials: Baltic pine, Merbau, Zincalume

Photography: © Rob Maver



This off-grid cabin is an escape from the high stress of our client’s busy work life.  Born in Taiwan, she spent her childhood in traditional Japanese houses (built during occupation).  Out of this grew a love for highly crafted minimalist design.  Our brief was to capture that and design a building as a piece of furniture with everything she needs built in.  The only furniture allowed was a low table and mattress on the sleeping loft.

With long views to the south and tall trees to the north, the cabin opens onto an east and west deck, capturing morning and afternoon sun while affording views to the south.  A high roof allowed solar panels and a skylight to catch sun from over the trees.

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Maguire + Devine Architects


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Maguire + Devine Architects is a young and dynamic architecture studio based in Hobart, Tasmania.

Hugh MaguireDan Devine and Rob Maver‘s shared values about social architecture and sustainability lead them to apply a contemporary design sensibility to form, space and material, responsive to context and climate.


CONTACT

176 New Town Road, New Town (behind Dispatch cafe)
GPO Box 1066 Hobart TAS 7001

Phone

Hugh  0438 312 558

Office (03) 6292 0911
Email

mail@maguiredevine.com.au


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Boneo House by John Wardle Architects

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Location: Boneo, Victoria, Australia

Site Area: 65 acres

Floor Area: 380 sqm New Build 300 sqm Renovation

Year: 2017

Sustainability: 6 Star (Residential)



Awards

Award for Interior Architecture, AIA Victoria 2018

Award for Residential Architecture (Alterations & Additions), AIA Victoria 2018

Habitus House of the Year 2018



Architects: John Wardle Architects

Project Team: John Wardle, Diego Bekinschtein, Andrew Wong, Danielle Peck, Jeff Arnold, Jenna Ong, Luca Vezzosi, Elisabetta Zanella
Construction: Spence Construction
Lighting: Light Project

Photography: © Sharyn Cairns


 


Like a divining stick locating water, this house directs itself to the view.

An existing house on the property has been completely reimagined as part of a larger schema for the site. A new timber screen acts like a hedge to define a protected courtyard space – a cultivated garden within the broader rolling hills of the Mornington Peninsula landscape. The new house branches from the old across the slope, unfolding to engage with expansive views stretching over Bass Strait and Port Phillip Bay. A skin of copper on the sides of the house is taut and crisply defining. It is sliced open to frame the views that have been divined from the site.

Entry is through a glass link between old and new where a glimpse of the view is afforded before venturing inside. Timber of local species is used to line the interior, with varying textures across floor, walls and joinery. The interior is like a cabinet itself, a place to wander through, a place for refuge and prospect.

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CONTACT

John Wardle Architects
2nd Floor
25 Rokeby Street
Collingwood Victoria
Australia 3066

Email enquiries@johnwardlearchitects.com
Telephone +61 3 8662 0400


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The house of the three trees by Gallardo Llopis Arquitectos

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Location: Santa Gertrudis, Ibiza, Spain

Plot surface area: 700 m2
Project area: 450 m2

Year: 2017


Project Management: Carlos Gallardo Llopis, Javier Gallardo Llopis, José Luis Gallardo Blanquer
Project Team: Fernando Usó Martín, Raúl Sol Jódar, Alba Luengo Moreno, Noelia Marzo García, Sergio Noverges Bellmunt
Contractor: BFM Aedificatoria
Structure: Estructuras Singulares | UPV · David Gallardo

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Santa Gertrudis is an inner core of the island with great attractiveness and full life. The plot is situated on a boundary between the village and nature and has a markedly longitudinal geometry, which conditions the proposal. On the eastern boundary there is a road that separates the plot, but that spatially manages to enlarge the plot.

The project assumes an introverted character and seeks to generate visuals controlled towards the architecture itself avoiding lack of privacy with neighbors. All this is achieved with a resource of long Mediterranean tradition, the courtyard, a protected outdoor space. As a common thread, three courtyards with trees organize the house and its visuals. The swimming pool participates in this and enters the large courtyard of the day area. With all this, we were able to introduce green into the house and generate attractive visuals.

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Gallardo Llopis Arquitectos is a team founded in 1978 that through the synergies of professionals specialized in different fields looks for a common objective, to realize an architecture in which the technique and beauty converge. It proposes an architecture that transmits harmony and timelessness by its shapes and geometries, economy by its materiality and precision in its execution. more


CONTACT

Gallardo Llopis Arquitectos

Calle Sorní nº7 · piso 1 – 2
46004 Valencia · España
T. +34 96 393 71 32
info@gallardo-llopis.com


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Bartram Residence by Mountford Architects

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Program:
New Home, Pool, New Gardens, Environmental Systems


Location: Southwest, Western Australia
Floor area: 420 sqm
Site area: 9150 sqm

Year: 2018



Architects: Mountford Architects

Team: Ben Mountford, Mark Petley, Carlson Jean Charles, Sarah Henneveld

Photography: Stephen Nicholls Photography and Jody Darcy



The home was commissioned by a florist and an engineer. Sited near bushland on a broad expanse of the Swan River Basin, the design transplants the functional geometry of the European farm quadrangle to the new house while still enjoying its West Australian bush setting. The fourth side of the quadrangle, traditionally a building housing farm machinery, has been replaced instead by a row-planted picking garden designed for the owner by landscape architect Realm Studios.

The house comprises of strong forms hewn from the local limestone. Inside, the inhabitants will enjoy long sight lines and views framed around the 300+ year old paper bark trees. The interior spaces are set up to reflect the play of light and shadow and abstractions of the West Australian bush as the sun’s arc projects them across interior walls.

This home has been thoughtfully designed to provide well considered, well appointed shelter to accommodate the owners’ rural lifestyle.

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CONTACT

123 Aberdeen Street
Northbridge
Perth, 6003

(By appointment only)

P +61 8 9227 8664
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Lavaflow 7 – Mayer/Penland House by Craig Steely Architecture

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Location: Big Island, Hawaii

Area:3,100 sf

Year: 2013



Architects: Craig Steely Architecture

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Located on five acres of dense Ohia forest, this cast-in-place concrete house frames indoor and outdoor living spaces along with views of the forest, the sky, and the coastline. It continues our exploration of a reductive architecture that enhances the experience of living in this compelling environment.

The main feature of the house is a concrete beam, 140 foot long, 48 inch tall x 12 inch wide running the length of the building with only three short concrete walls supporting it along its massive span. The concrete beam allows for sizable spans of uninterrupted glass and covered outdoor space, creating a permeable edge between the man-made and nature, amplify the sensation of living in the Ohia forest.

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Craig Steely is a California and Hawaii based architect. His buildings have been described as true and unique hybrids of these two environments. They embrace the realities of the environment and our connection/separation to it over the subjugation of it, all the while focusing on developing a singular architecture rooted in its context. Active projects include work on the Big Island of Hawaii and Maui, as well as several along the coast of California—from Sea Ranch to San Francisco to Big Sur.

He received his architecture degree from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He has lectured at the University of Hawaii, the University of California at Berkeley, Cal Poly and at many conferences including the Monterey Design Conference. His work has been awarded recognition by the American Institute of Architects and published widely in books and periodicals. In 2009 he was selected as an “Emerging Talent” by the AIA California Council. His office was chosen the top firm in the 2013 Residential Architect Magazine leadership awards.


CONTACT

Craig Steely Architecture
8 Beaver Street
San Francisco, California 94114 USA
tel. 415.864.7013

info@craigsteely.com


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Dry Creek Pool House by Ro Rockett Design

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Program: Pool House and Landscape
Location: Geyserville, California, USA
Size: 300 sf



Architects: Ro Rockett Design

Team: Zac Rockett, Jason Ro, Matt Granelli

General Contractor: JMH John Hallengren
Structural Engineer: Bill Lynch Berkeley Structural Design
Civil Engineer: Kelder Engineering

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Anchored by an inventive reuse of local materials on a constrained lot in a beautiful Sonoma County landscape, this project started as a country retreat and evolved into a full-time residence.  The desired program added a pool, pool house, outdoor living area, gardens, bocce court and guest arrival with overflow parking.

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Ro Rockett Design



CONTACT

LOS ANGELES

1031 W. Manchster Blvd.,Unit 6 Inglewood, CA 90301

T: 213-784-0014

SAN FRANCISCO

1306 Bridgeway , Floor 2 Sausalito, CA 94965

T: 415-289-0830


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Orient House V by Ryall Sheridan Architects

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Location: Orient, New York

Area: 3275 square feet

Year: 2016



Architects: Ryall Sheridan Architects



The owners purchased 15 acres of tidal wetlands and former potato fields with the intention of building a house that would respond to and directly connect to its surrounding landscape. Even though most of the land was untouched by construction, the entire property was restored to a natural state by removing non-native invasives and adding indigenous plants. Because of the ever-increasing severity of storm surges, the owners agreed to raise the main living floor ten feet above the natural grade which consequently allows for wide, unobstructed views over the protected wetlands of Peconic Bay. The guest rooms, half a flight below, open out to the meadow which has been gently raised to protect these rooms from floodwaters.
The design incorporated European low-energy design details and materials which allow all building systems to be electrically powered and offset by a solar panel array.

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Ryall Sheridan Architects


Ryall Sheridan Architects designs projects which include new construction, renovations of existing structures, interior design, and additions to historic structures. Partners Bill Ryall and Ted Sheridan collaborate with the studio team to serve the various requirements of clients. Current and recent projects include a new sound recording studio near Brattleboro VT, the conversion of an 1880s tenement building into an artist’s foundation in New York City, and various residences in New York State, Vermont, Long Island, Virginia, and loft, townhouse, and apartment renovations in NYC. All projects incorporate strategies for implementing environmentally-friendly, sustainable design. The studio works on projects beginning with the conceptual design phase, and following through with comprehensive working drawings and specifications, pricing of the work with contractors, construction supervision, and furniture installation. The firm has successfully produced commercial, institutional, and residential projects that have benefited from a close working relationship between client and all members of the project team.
Ryall Sheridan Architects is likely to be the first office in North America in which all people are certified as Passive House designers.


CONTACT

Ryall Sheridan Architects 

info@ryallsheridan.com
+1 646 809 4343
174 Fifth Avenue 300
New York, NY 10010


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Ryall Sheridan Architects


 

Ranch house renovation in Ojai, California by Bestor Architecture

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Location: Ojai, California, US

Year: 2015



Architects: Bestor Architecture

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Bestor Architecture


Bestor Architecture is based in Los Angeles and was founded by Barbara Bestor, FAIA in 1995. Bestor Architecture has designed a number of award-winning projects including headquarters for Beats by Dre and Nasty Gal, Blackbirds, a groundbreaking new typology for dense housing in Echo Park, and a variety of experimental residences and commercial establishments. The varied, creative, and aesthetically progressive body of work expands the territory of architecture into atmospheric urbanism.


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Bestor Architecture
2030 Hyperion Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

 

Seatoun House by First Light Studio Ltd

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Location: Wellington, New Zealand

Area: 84 m²

Year: 2016



Awards

2017 NZIA Wellington Architecture Award – Small Project


Architects:  First Light Studio Ltd

Photography: © Jason Mann Photography



Small space makes big impact

Tucked away on the sunny side of Wellington, this compact 84m² 2-bedroom home efficiently makes use of every square inch to provide the perfect nest for a young family.

A bold steel ‘loop’ – a simple reinterpretation of the neighbourhood’s gable rooftops – protectively wraps around the building, shielding the light, bright, clean interior from the harsh coastal elements.

Full-height windows flank a tall, raked living space, and the compact interior feels remarkably spacious. This house has a small footprint, physically, and a small footprint, environmentally! Ample insulation, high performance joinery and a northern orientation keeps this home sunny and warm all year round with minimal heating costs.

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First Light Studio Ltd


CONTACT

Level 1, 181 Cuba St
6011 Wellington

+64 4-385 3789


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First Light Studio Ltd


Lantern House Waiheke by Herbst Architects

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Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Year: 2018



Awards

NZIA Auckland Architecture Award 2018

HOME magazine home of the year best interior 2018



Architects: Herbst Architects

Photography: © Jackie Meiring



The brief was for a primary residence for a couple without children with provision for occasionally used guest accommodation for friends visiting from overseas.
The site as presented was a steep slope with magnificent sea and coastal views to the east into which a building platform had already been cut, with its associated timber pile retaining wall.
Our primary response was to separate the building into two components, a lower level accommodating the permanently used portion of the house and an upper level for the guest accommodation.
We stretched the living functions and main bedroom along the contour of the land projecting forward and leaving the previously cut platform open to set up the primary outdoor area which is sheltered from the prevailing katabatic winds and orientated to North and west for afternoon and evening sun.
The view face is articulated as a continuous window seat which crops the landscape view and facilities a view down to the coast below.
The upper level of guest accommodation is set at right angles to the lower pavilion and sets up a third edge to the courtyard as well as articulating a covered entrance sequence.

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Herbst Architects


Lance & Nicola Herbst met whilst studying architecture at the University of Cape Town. After graduating they worked partly together and partly independently on projects in South Africa and immigrated to New Zealand in 1998 and established Herbst Architects in 2000.

One of the couples first projects was their own bach, on Great Barrier Island, for which the received the New Zealand Institute of Architects Award in 2002. The Island is now home to eight of their houses – all off the grid – each designed to have minimal impact on the environment.


CONTACT

Herbst Architects

Level 2 “The Wedge”

80 Mackelvie Street, Ponsonby

Auckland, New Zealand

tel: +64 9 3779106

office@herbstarchitects.co.nz


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Rotorua House by RTA Studio

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Location: Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

Area: 210 sqm



Architects: RTA Studio

Awards

2018 NZIA Waikato / Bay of Plenty Architecture Award – Housing Category

2018 Home of the Year Finalist



Turama is a new house typology seeking to make residential architecture that is both deeply rooted in the whakapapa (genealogy) of this family and formally responsive to the landscape beyond the footprint of the site. The concept was generated by the Studio collaborating with Professor Paul Tapsell. Turama means ‘to light with a torch’, or ‘to give light to’. In this sense the intention is for this house and what it represents to be a beacon for the whanau and community.

The house is designed as a multi-generational retreat for the whanau offering manaaki (hospitality/comfort) to the whanau for current and future generations. The house is located on longstanding whenua (land) at the foot hills of Mount Ngongotaha in Rotorua which has been in the family for 16 generations. The house’s current context is in one of Rotorua’s poorest suburbs, within a cluster of state housing.

The planning of the house makes reference to three principal genealogical ley lines: Ngongotaha Maungatautari (Mt Maungatautari); Maketu Ongatoro (Maketu on the East Coast) and Ra’iatea Taputaputea (Tahiti). The house formally responds to the aspiration of continuing to provide a cloak of protection over those who stay there with the house’s form wrapping around and protecting those within. The cloak form is embellished with oxidised steel pattern work from the family cloak. The timber posts which wrap around the house make reference to the forest, allowing those within the house to look out through the tree trunks.

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RTA Studio


Richard Naish founded RTA Studio in 1999 after a successful career with top practices in London and Auckland.

RTA Studio has received more than 70 New Zealand and international awards, including Home of The Year, a World Architecture Festival category win and the New Zealand Architecture Medal. more


CONTACT

RTA Studio

54 Pollen St
Grey Lynn, Auckland
PO Box 68359
Newton 1145
New Zealand

+64 9 360 3313
directors@rtastudio.co.nz


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RTA Studio