The design of this holiday home on a small sloping site in Queenstown is based on biophilic architecture, allowing the client to engage closely with nature both indoors and outdoors.
This includes a waterfall created in the rockery garden to form an outdoor pond that extends to an internal waterfall and entry ponds.
Four floor levels are terraced so that the built form emerges from within the rock strata.
Space planning is to maximise the views and overcome the challenge of restricted sunlight to the south-facing site.
This contemporary residence is bold in form while its use of natural materials and colours allows it to merge effortlessly with its surroundings.
A striking architectural design by Gary Todd – winner of the 2018 TIDA New Zealand Architect New Home of the Year.