Richard George, GHD
The house consists of an elemental two-level rectangular box sitting above a concrete basement level.
An external steel structure with a completely glass skin is contrasted by a timber interior that offers a natural warmth. The timber flooring throughout the house is a tongue and groove Victorian Ash that provides a clean-cut elegance. The ceilings consist of a clear stained ply lining with raw LVL ceiling joists left exposed on the intermediate level. Internally, the space is defined by movable panels clad in a Mahogany Sapele crown-cut veneer. The overall effect is a pure architecture with an emphasis on the innate quality of the materials.
Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand
Resene NZIA local award for Architecture 2007
Houses NZ, Issue 04, p.28-37