This rammed earth house for a young family is arranged in 3 distinct wings, each with a different orientation for sun, view and connection to the landscape. The construction includes rammed earth walls, which are formed in-situ and provide both the interior wall finish and exterior cladding in its single solid mass.
Registered Architects Louise Wright and Justin Wright established Assembly Architects in 2005. Originally based in Wellington, the practice has operated in Arrowtown since 2012. Louise and Justin lead all projects and are personally involved from concept to completion. They bring different skills and experience to the project and are each others sounding board from the big idea to the finest detail. Louise and Justin studied at the Victoria University of Wellington School of Architecture. Both won scholarship exchanges to attend the Sede di Roma, Italy with Penn State University (USA) and graduated at Victoria with first class honours. Prior to establishing Assembly, Justin was a Director of New Work Studio Architects and Louise was an Associate at Athfield Architects in Wellington. Louise Wright is currently on the Registered Architects Board and the New Zealand Institute of Architects Awards Advisory Board.
Sawtooth House is a rural single-family house recently completed by Assembly Architects, an architecture practice founded by architects Louise Wright and Justin Wright in 2005. From the architect: Atop a terrace overlooking the Shotover River, a line of symmetry runs North /South dividing a view between natural and structured landscape. Along it a repetitive rhythm of panels […]