Karaka Bay House : By Stevens Lawson Architects

Posted on November 24, 2010

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Karaka Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
Stevens Lawson Architects
Post By:Kitticoon Poopong

Photo © Courtesy of Mark Smith

The House is located on the edge of a cliff overlooking Browns Island in the Waitemata Harbour. Our clients had lived on the site for thirty five years in a deteriorating timber house and were keen to build a new home to live in for the rest of their lives. The design is composed of a collection of interlocking concrete box forms of varying proportions which create a rich variety of interior spaces. A double-height central spine anchors the composition and leads the visitor from land to sea. The stepped cross-section allows natural light to penetrate deep into the house throughout the day.
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