House for five

Houses

280 sqm

Grey Lynn, Auckland

Neighbourly relations

This is a family house in a leafy inner city heritage neighbourhood where new houses are controlled by strict planning controls. Formally the house makes a contextual response to its neighbouring bungalows, typically 90-110 year old wooden bungalows and villas originating from colonial England.

The house is clad in a rain screen of white cement panels with a combination of fixed and mobile screens – some of them shading the western sun from living and sleeping spaces as well as providing privacy from the street. The pattern of the screens has been abstracted from the Victorian fretwork decoration of villas in the area.

Awards

World Architecture Festival, Shortlisted
NZIA Award, Residential