The Longbush Ecosanctuary Welcome Shelter is an innovative environmental education space designed, constructed and operated by a group of passionate volunteers, with the support of local businesses and charitable organisations.
Paterson Architecture Collective
Paterson Architecture Collective is an ideas-driven design office, committed to intellectual and artistic rigour, and fueled by a strong commitment to realising ideas in the world. The studio is based in Auckland, New Zealand. We believe a thoughtful and inclusive approach to design, which puts people at the heart of any potential solution, is the key to compelling and positive architecture. Through our relationships with inter-related disciplines – furniture, art, landscape, academia – we can create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. We are open to unconventional propositions.
Steel screens and profiled-metal cladding and roofs accentuate the heavy metal theme, while cedar to the north and the street elevation softens the house as a neighbourly presence in the street.