A project for an owner-occupied ‘chalet’ looking out to the Alps, with a ‘twin’ intended for sale
Wednesday, November 17, 2004
Monday, November 15, 2004
A project for a spectacular elevated site outside Rotorua, with views to the north-west to a local geothermal outcrop, to the south-east down to Mt Ruapehu; out to the west to a small lake, and off to the north-east to Rainbow Mountain.
A concrete home, as ordered, wrapped around the hill top not on it ("build on the hill and you take away the hill"). The lap pool, which also forms the ‘gateway’ to the forecourt entry, lines up on the Mt Ruapehu-geothermal axis, ‘pointing’ at both—the pergolas lead out to the Rainbow mountain view.
Sunday, November 14, 2004
Saturday, November 13, 2004
Renovation of a ground-floor apartment looking over Westhaven, removing the rabbit warren of walls and the assorted hindrances to the view.