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Timber Design Awards

Wood Family Home

The owners of this Wood home have a long standing relationship with Jubilee Ave.

A process started by reinforcing the relationship with the city scape by siting the home on the southern edge of the site, while offering lines of sight across Jubilee avenue up to North head, and beyond into the sun.

The primary shape of the home evokes a poetic vessel while recalling other expressive features such as the angularity of the land, fragility of timber ships, and a critical reference to the Maori church, Rangiatea of Otaki.

Tahuhu of carved Totara talks of the Mother (west) and Father (east). Timber interior of demolition Kauri and Cedar acts as the Urea formaldehyde of this family of four. Timber furniture and lights, constructed by the client and myself are a reminder of how important timber contributes to the essence of a healthy family home.

The exterior of pine weatherboards and window joinery is presented to the English street like an obedient dog without its council approved collar.

The overall effect, we hope, is an alignment between the client, their name and their home.