High open spaces add drama to an otherwise normal suburban setting. The large cantilevered roof protects full height doors from wind, sun and rain, and a clerestory lights the interior. The double height living spaces are served by two levels of private bedrooms and bathrooms beyond. This city house is dramatic yet humble, solid and light, different and fun.
Mercer and Mercer Architects
Mercer and Mercer Architects is a multi award winning practice in Auckland & Hamilton, New Zealand, with a reputation for strong design, and delivering quality Architecture. Mercer and Mercer is committed to the design of buildings and places, that engage with their environmental and cultural context, and the traditions and aspirations of the people that use them. Their residential projects include public housing, apartments, coastal retreats and the bespoke residence. Mercer and Mercer Architects Ltd was founded in 1959 by Adam’s father, Dick Mercer, a contemporary of the Group Architects. Adam became a director in 1993 and currently employs three staff. The practice continues to enjoy a variety of projects with the design philosophy that architecture is tailored to its location and its people.