Cherry Tree House

Begun in 2012, this project looks to navigate the tricky terrain of infill housing. The client brief included requests for an economically lean house that should take advantage of generous northern sunshine, create a view over a distant Manukau Harbour, and achieve a generous open feeling within a small building footprint. The design response is a 'quartered' plan with one part covered court, two parts living/cooking/dining, and one part sleeping. These are all hinged around a small tower and upstairs balcony granting a view out to the harbour. Across the way a small garage/art studio formally mimics the  house and helps to form a private yard for future landscaping.


Mangere Bridge, Auckland, NZ