Modernist House by Herriot + Melhuish Architecture

Modernist personal residence located in Central Otago, New Zealand, designed by Herriot + Melhuish Structure and Marmol Radziner.

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Description by Herriot + Melhuish Structure

Herriot + Melhuish Structure labored in partnership with USA agency Marmol Radziner and Associates to develop a Californian Modernist type home redefined to take a seat in a Central Otago context.

The problem was to adapt the normal layered horizontal planes of the ‘modernist Californian pavilion’ to native planning guidelines and excessive climate circumstances; and naturally, reap the benefits of the spectacular views to the north of the location. Our shopper requested intelligent detailing to ship value efficient options to those parameters.

Stepping the home throughout the location and operating the primary roof slope parallel to the hillside permits the home to discover a area of interest within the topography. Heavy stone and plaster partitions create a backbone alongside the again of the home which anchors the construction to the land.

The design responds to the native context with cautious selection of supplies, merging the home with the encompassing panorama when seen at a distance, however retaining a way of character when met at a private scale.

Images by Emily Andrews

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