Buchanan Rise House

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Project Press & Awards

Shortlisted NZIA 2012 Southern Architecture Award

Project Detail

On its chosen site, the house follows the contours along the toe of the hill. The axes that generate the plan flow through the house as corridors and re-emerge as views into the landscape. The plan form of the house is respectful of its surroundings, particularly the rocky outcrop to the rear of the building, changing direction to avoid conflict with this naturally occurring feature. This breaks the plan into three separate entities consisting of a main living space, with two attached bedroom wings. The building form (and particularly the roof) is deliberately non-rectangular to blend in with the glacially scraped hillside behind.

Photographer: Micimage and Simon Larkin Photography

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