Ideally sited just below a ridgeline, with panoramic views stretching southeast from Oneroa Bay, to Hakaimango Point and the Hauraki Gulf beyond, the Tiri House was designed to take advantage of the views without sacrificing protection and refuge from the elements.
Strachan Group Architects
Strachan Group Architects is a multiple award-winning Auckland practice. Grounded in a specific and detailed first-hand knowledge of construction the team brings a highly developed sense of craft to the task of creating sustainable buildings with precision and elegance.
SGA takes pride in its ability to communicate ideas about building as they develop in conversation with clients, consultants and contractors. This skill has been honed in the extensive involvement the practice has had in education where it has delivered a number of design/build projects with architecture students that have been recognised by the New Zealand Institute of Architects by a series of Awards.
Recognised by their peers as an innovative and exciting practice SGA consists of a group of highly skilled people with a diverse range of complimentary skills. This flexible team is highly attuned to new developments in the building industry, appreciated by their many clients and capable of undertaking work at any scale.
Located at Castor Bay on Auckland’s North Shore, the dark box like forms of Bay House stretch and weave along the elevated south-facing site. Recessed into the bank, the concrete basement is fractured by a glass roofed atrium space that allows sun and natural light to permeate deep within the building footprint.
Architects: Strachan Group Architects Project: Te Hihi House Location: Karaka, New Zealand Photography: Simon Devitt Te Hihi embraces the interminable rural setting amidst the gentle rolling landscape distinctive of Karaka, 45 kilometers south of Auckland City. The building is sited where two valleys converge to form a narrowing spur of land from which immediate and […]
Ware Koa House is a former holiday home recently renovated by Strachan Group Architects, a multiple award-winning Auckland practice. Opahi Bay has been the McGreal family holiday destination since the early 1950’s when Ray McGreal built the original fibrolite family bach and tennis court on the eastward sloping site towards the idyllic bay. Whare Koa, the […]
Mount Eden House is a single-family residence recently completed by Strachan Group Architects, a multiple award-winning Auckland practice. Mount Eden House is winning at the 2017 Auckland Architecture Awards. Located on a main arterial road and faced with high neighbours overlooking from the North and South, this small narrow site required a considered approach that would create privacy […]
Takapuna Beach House – Boatsheds was designed by Strachan Group Architects in association with Rachael Rush. Located in Takapuna, Auckland, this house is NZIA Auckland Award Winner – 2015 – Housing. Description by SGA: On a constrained, compact urban site, a stones throw from Takapuna Beach, the three-stepped gables of these black ‘boat sheds’ appropriately reference […]