The crafting of this multi-generational retreat was a continuation of the journey we went on with the clients in their Auckland home. We wanted to do things uniquely for them and to reflect their involvement in the timber business
Studio2 Architects was formed out of the renowned New Zealand architectural studio Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects. We are an architectural studio with decades of proven experience and many exciting projects behind us. We’re passionate about creating spaces and designs that are not only bespoke and beautiful – but, importantly, work for you and are designed around your lifestyle.
The brief for this addition was for concrete, timber inside and out and timber slats – with a contemporary aesthetic. The new contemporary extension is made up of two stacked rectangular boxes offset so that the upper cantilevers in two directions over the lower, which forms a bridge back to the existing house.
The Hahei house also has the ability to transform with the use of sliding screens which open and close for the changing weather as well as manipulating the spaces for privacy or openness.
Studio2 Architects have designed The Crossing House, a private home built on the original cattle tablelands overlooking Pakiri Beach, New Zealand. Description by Studio2 Architects: The house fuses together a limited material palette of concrete, blue steel, and oiled cedar into a bold and incredibly dynamic space, allowing the owner (a professional writer) genuine flexibility […]