Sculptural in a sculptural land

This Wanaka holiday home has been designed as a sculptural form in the landscape, with a series of timber-lined cut outs revealing access areas 

Designed by Wilson and Hill Architects

From the architects:

This house sits on a site within a new subdivision overlooking Lake Wanaka and the surrounding mountains.

The house will be used as a holiday home for a family with a possible future use as a permanent dwelling when the children leave home.

The house has been designed as a sculptural form in the landscape, with a series of cut outs revealing access areas such as the entry and garage.

The cuts have been lined with timber as an expression of the warm interior.

Some of the cutouts reveal windows, where this happens the metal cladding is returned to the glass line.

From the street (reading front to back), the first form contains the garage, guest bedroom and master suite while the connecting link contains two children's bedrooms and the central circulation gallery.

The gallery features exposed aggregate concrete panels that lead you to the end of the house, revealing the panoramic view over the lake and mountains.

The second form facing the views contains the kitchen, dining, living and lounge.

This area features a timber ceiling and exposed aggregate fireplace.

The house protects the owners from this harsh climate as well as enhancing their experience of this stunning natural environment.

Credit list

Kitchen designer
Wilson and Hill Architects
Rough & Milne Landscape Architects
Feature lighting
Entrance lighting, from Accent Lighting
Louvre system
Johnson & Couzins
Living area ceiling
Bathroom tiles
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Homes – Runner-up
Tony Quirk Building and Construction
Kitchen manufacturer
Mc Master Joinery
Roofing and Cladding
Colorcote steel
Window/door joinery
Main flooring – living areas
Tiles from Brymac
Indoor fireplace

Designed by: Wilson and Hill Architects

Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: Stephen Goodenough

12 Dec, 2021

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