A two level family home built into the hillside of a sloping site on a small peninsula between Charteris Bay and Diamond Harbour, Banks Peninsula. The stone-clad base holding bedrooms is sunken into the land while extensive glazing opens the living level up to dramatic views. An organic roof form floats above this with the fascia clad in GRC paneling.
Sheppard & Rout Architects
Sheppard & Rout Architects was established in 1982 by David Sheppard and the late Jonty Rout in Christchurch, New Zealand. The partners brought to the practice extensive design and construction experience gained while working with other offices in New Zealand and abroad.
Sheppard & Rout offer planning, urban design, and architectural services. The practice has have gained extensive experience and competency in a diverse range of architecture, from large scale complex commercial and institutional projects to individual homes and alterations.
Sheppard & Rout practice with a 27 strong team out of our central Christchurch studio. We ensure close working relationships between all staff and partner involvement in every commission to retain a high design quality and technical competence on all projects.
Bound on its northern end by the Wairarapa Stream, a body of water that feeds into the Avon River, the Fendalton House is characterised by three adjoining flat-roofed forms linked by a central visual axis and an industrial palette.