The requirement was for a large new family concrete home maximising connection to the exterior spaces and views over Auckland harbour. To create connection to the terraces, pool and gardens, the living areas were all placed one level below street entry level.
Patrick Reynolds is an Auckland based photographer specialising in photographing the built environment.
The Muriwai house is a weekend house used by a couple throughout the year as an escape from their urban working lives, located on a steep site perched above the ocean and Muriwai beach.
Coromandel Bach House was designed by Crosson Architects. Located in Coromandel, New Zealand, this vacation home was conceived as a simple timber container that could be closed off when vacated. Conceived as a container sitting lightly on the land, this long rectangular house sits halfway up a north-facing manuka-clad hill north of Whitianga, looking like a […]
Bramasole House was completed in 2016 by New Zealand studio Herbst Architects. The house is located in Waimauku, Auckland, New Zealand. Description by Herbst Architects: The site’s previous existence was a market garden with shelterbelts forming large outdoor rooms. Our client then planted part of the site with vineyards and fenced off paddocks for horses. He […]
Mountain Retreat was designed by New Zealand studio Fearon Hay Architects. Description by Fearon Hay Architects: This alpine retreat is a small structure set within a high country station, adjacent Lake Wakatipu, Central Otago. The colours and textures of the cladding integrate the building into the gravel tracks, exposed rock faces and scree slopes of the […]
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 […]