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Cook Strait House By Tennent + Brown Architects

By Holly – Classes: Decorative Accessories, Dining Area, Hall and Entrance, Homes, Interior Design, Living Space, Staircase   

New Zealand-based architectural company Tennent + Brown Architects has created the Cook Strait Home.

Completed in 2012, this 4,316 square foot contemporary house sits atop a cliff in Wellington, New Zealand.


Cook Strait Property by Tennent + Brown Architects:

“The site sits on the edge of a 45m cliff facing south over Taputeranga Island in Island Bay, with magnificent views of the harbour entrance, Cook Strait and the South Island Kaikouras. Most of the internet site is a cliff encounter and afforded only a small spot of buildable land at the best. The customers sought after a huge loved ones property that responded to the dramatic views, that was spacious, low servicing and in a position to accommodate their large collection of NZ paintings and ceramics. The exposed location and Wellingtons climate had the customers searching for a warm properly lit residence, with the ability for the client to be ready to sit in the sun at different hrs of the day.

The creating form was inspired by the cliff leading maritime location a composition of angular blocks with a channel reduce through making it possible for light and views to penetrate the 2 storey volume, in the method of a lantern and inspired by channels in coastal rocks below the internet site. At evening the void lights up as a light tower at the best of the cliff.

Zinc was selected as cladding for its reduced upkeep, sturdiness and weathertightness in the encounter of severe salt laden winds from the south. The interior joinery was seen as drif2od components captured within the spaces. The carpet colour reflects the colour of the vegetation on the island and the tiles the colors discovered in the seaweed on the shore overlooked by the residence.”

Photos by: Paul McCredie

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