Friday, August 27, 2010
This view from the water shows the way the building nestles into its site. The Felipe Tohi sculpture out the front provides a useful navigation point, apparently, when guiding the fishing boat back in the evenings.
Daniel chose the black colour for much of the exterior so it would blend in with the dark trunks of the manuka trees behind it.
This view shows the stone wall of the living pavilion that borders the old creek bed and the path between the two structures.
Friday, August 6, 2010
This is a view of the main entrance, sheltered by a large polycarbonate sheet that sends rainwater into the half-pipe you can see in this shot. In rainstorms, the water rockets along it towards the tank:
And here's another view of the 'moat', this time looking from between the house and the garden studio, which sits at a slightly offset angle to it. At some times of the day, the sunlight reflecting off the water creates a lovely quality of light inside the ground-floor flat occupied by Julie's mother.
Come back and visit the blog next week and we'll take you for a few more photo tours, including David and Julie's garden studio, and some of the other Home of the Year houses.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
And this one looks over the house to the west, with the Treble Cone skifield just out of frame.
We'll post more outtakes of the other Home of the Year finalists over the next few weeks.