Bossley Architects have made the Glendowie Property in Auckland, New Zealand.
The kind of this house has been determined by the constraints of the internet site. The property is sited in Glendowie between a natural edge developed by the steep bush clad cliff that rolls down to Karaka Bay and the sinuous road that the property fronts onto. The kink in the street outdoors the residence is reflected in the boundary and the front yard setback line for the property. In buy to maximise the website the house has been constructed appropriate up to this front yard setback line and also reinforces the kink.
A dark stained veil of variegated cedar wraps and protects the front of the home from the occupied road that it fronts onto. The display also performs the perform of masking the stepped form of the developing on the southern elevation, which is the end result of the height to boundary constraints.
2 cut-outs or recesses in this kinked frontage permit entry into the developing. One particular recess is for the garage door and other is for the front entry which is tucked away hidden from view behind the display to enable privacy but also to shelter the entry from the south westerly wind.
Frosted glass gives privacy at the front of the residence but nevertheless permits western light to penetrate by means of the constructing. The shadow of the timber screens frayed edges by way of the frosted glass provides a beautiful silhouette with the afternoon light.
An open riser timber and steel stair winds up by way of a triple height space from the garage level to the principal living level and then on up to one more 2 levels. Your see of the stair is filtered through layers of a stainless steel mesh screen hanging from the ceiling between the stairs and a dark stained timber display.
The reduce living level opens out onto a honed concrete terrace location with views of Browns Island and Karaka Bay.
Architect: Bossley Architects
Photography: Simon Devitt