Home design which called The 9 Elmstone is completed designed by Daniel Marshall Architects. This living space project which progressed in 2010 is located in Auckland, New Zealand. This living space is like a suburban context. The 9 Elmstone’s site splays out from the end of a quiet Auckland cul-de-sac and it is slopes steeply away towards the North.
For this living space project, the architect, based on the brief, he has to provide a family living space for a young family. This is important to maintain the open ground for the boys to play on and to allow for a vegetable garden. Considering its 400 square meters covering area, this living space is to be as economic as possible.
To solve that briefing or exactly it’s a client’s order, the architect strategy which developed is to arrange the living space volume as densely as possible in such a configuration which is dealt with the steep site and to ensure the ample ground left in play for the boys. By the architect, the space is arranged vertically over three levels and each levels of it is completed with own distinct outlook toward the garden and the pool design. Then to allow individualize the spatial experience throughout the home, the main shape is en-closed beneath a single sloped roof.
House Design Materials
Concrete is the mostly used material for this modern spacious living space design. The industrial materiality such as a precast concrete walls and simple concrete floors are plays against the sophisticated yet subtle detailing of more traditional residential finishes. By the architect, the placement of the concrete elements within the modern living space is contributes to a thermal mass, it is functioned to absorb the heat which comes from the plentiful northern and eastern sun to regulate the internal temperature of this modern living space design.
Architects: Daniel Marshall Architects
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Designers: Daniel Marshall, Nick Veint, Karamia Muller, Mike Hartley, Nick Sayes
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Ernie Shackles, Emily Andrews