Nestled in the Wakatipu basin amongst the Southern Alps of New Zealand, the Arrowtown House rises from the landscape. This private residence has been formed to be a series of pavilions that, like the rock forms or rusted goldmining remnants in surrounding area
Richard Naish founded RTA Studio in 1999 after a successful career with top practices in London and Auckland.
We are a practice that focuses on delivering exceptional design with a considered and personal service. Our work aims to make a lasting contribution to the urban and natural context by challenging, provoking and delighting.
Our studio is constantly working within the realms of public, commercial and urban design as well as sensitive residential projects.
We are committed to a sustainable built environment and are at the forefront developing carbon neutral buildings.
LOCATION: Auckland, New Zealand
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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 external appearance of Fishermans Lane house includes a combination of rough sawn vertical cedar weatherboards, timber shutters, dark corrugate roofing, extruded joiner frames and dark aluminium joinery.