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Photographer - Simon Devitt

Gordonton Residence

Located on an elevated promontory, this rural site offered a generous building platform overlooking the surrounding pastoral landscape.  Without the site constraints that often inform a design, the concept instead responds to opportunities to frame specific views and the need to create a variety of outdoor spaces.

On arrival the house takes on a sculptural quality by deliberately restricting signs of habitation in favour of unadorned faces of concrete and the subtle textures of dark oiled cedar.  The scale of these elements gradually becomes apparent as visitors are drawn toward a 3.5m high entry door.  This door leads to a double height circulation space that bisects the plan defining the public and private realms.   From this central point, arrival, outdoor living and service areas are delineated by vertical concrete planes and dark cedar clad forms that extend into the landscape.  This strategy allows these areas to be screened from each other and take on a unique character that relates to their particular function. 

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Date
2015

Location
Gordonton, Waikato

Digital process : PixSolution

"Attention to detail is paramount in the success of this home, as its seamless flow confuses interior and exterior landscapes and allows the inherent warmth and character in the materials to define a reinvigorated sense of ‘homestead’ cosiness"

- Urbis Magazine

Digital process : PixSolution
Digital process : PixSolution

“We like to create a sequence on entry. We don’t reveal everything straight away,” says White. “You have the stepping of the materials. You start with dark cedar, move to the concrete and then to the blue of the pool.”

- Urbis Magazine

Digital process : PixSolution
Digital process : PixSolution
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The Mezzanine
The Riverbank Lane
298 Victoria Street
Hamilton

The Mezzanine
The Riverbank Lane
298 victoria street
Hamilton

The Mezzanine
The Riverbank Lane
298 victoria street
Hamilton

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