This is a natural and modern house designed by Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects located on Great Barrier Island, New Zealand. This house surrounded by natural and peace views of large Puriri trees, Blackwoods and other natives. To avoid the flood, the building form is elevated. The living areas are opened to the surrounding while the private space like the bedrooms have protected outdoor space and located near the trees to gives more privacy. This house designed to make the surrounding’s natural live keep running. The client itself feel happy about this house and send them an email like this:
“The outdoor room is a place we spend much of our time, eating, reading, doing homework and siesta-ing; but the feeling of being indoors on those hot summer days with all doors open is also fantastic. Not cold enough (owing to that great low E glass and good design) for fires yet – we have had 2 only for ambience, not heat.
“It is an astonishingly decadent feeling lying in a bath of free water, heated by the sun, pumped by solar power. Free as anything! Hot water gets up to 68 degrees in the tank from the sun, and has to be cooled to come out the tap.
“With 9 staying and all the laptops, music, washing etc we’ve only run the generator 3 times ever. All the irrigation systems do clever things. So it’s more than a PC nod to sustainability, as you know from all our fussing about timbers and paints.”
This is a great house if you love nature.
Photography by Simon Devitt
Design of House