This house design is designed by the Matthew Gribben Architecture designer. In the 2009 the architect as the designer of this house is finished this construction. Which located in Piha, New Zealand , this house project is covering an area for about 906 square meters for the site area itself, and 160 square meters for the project area. The attractiveness of this house is that the house itself is overgrown with the mature of Pohutukawa tress around it. For more information check below!
This house design is precisely stands the located at the coastal foreshore area of a wild beach in Pohutukuwa and it is almost overgrown with the mature of the Pohutukuwa tress. The house has been designed to occupy the residua space which the trees around it have left, beside the under the trees. The position of the existing trees and their twisted limbs are closely mapped by the architect. In direct response to the available residual space, the striking geometry of the house has been developed, while maintaining a maximum height profile which is approximates the top of the tree canopy. To provide an intense relationship with the landscape, the interior of the house is takes the maximum advantage of the geometry itself, while framing the projected views of the beach and the looming presence of Lion Rock. According to the season, without the restriction on access to sun and or shelter from the tress, the capacity to project views throughout the ground floor living areas allows the privacy for the inhabitant.
As a monolith which is directly shaped by the presence of the trees, the material palette is reinforces the reading of the house which has been designed to the weather in the harsh marine environment such as the clear sealed color impregnated the Eternit panels which is constructed from the fiber cement sheet, and the matte black powder coated aluminum windows. A low reflective which is appearances in the natural material is given by the sliding door frames and the flashing’s which are standing in the contrast to the texture of the Pohutukuwa trunks and foliage which readily receive their shadows. The offset cladding panel grid is extends the idea of a fluid mass/volume. The informality of the beach house typology is reflected by the interior materials. The continuous dark stained timber floors are the practical acknowledgment of the irresistible presence of the west coast iron sand, with the same material is used throughout for cabinetry. The multi-generational requirements of the client is the response of the organization of the program and it has been developed to allow the comfortable habitation for the groups from one to a view, or large numbers which is believed as the modest interior footprint of the house.
- Architects: Matthew Gribben Architecture
- Location: Piha, New Zealand
- Team: Matthew Gribben, Keith Chen-Hao Lin, Felix Junker
- Site Area: 906 sqm
- Project Area: 160 sqm
- Project Year: 2009
- Photographs: Patrick Reynolds