The site is a long narrow ribbon: its topography starts with a flat transition to the street and then descends 15m to sea level. The concept was to arrange a sequence of interior & exterior spaces along the length of the site, but to consciously avoid a 'blinkered' effect common to a narrow site facing sea view.
Exterior & interior spaces alternate to encourage permeability of the space along the extended length of the site. Spatial composition is simple solid & void, however complexity is introduced to the spaces through movement across the plan and through the three-level section.
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Awards & Press
Finalist NZIA Resene Supreme Awards for Architecture (2007)
NZIA Resene Northern Local Award for Architecture (2006)
Elle Decoration UK (2011)