- Project Title
- AB House
- Set in a rear garden of a traditional villa in a leafy suburban street, this family home was designed in collaboration with my architect husband, Barry Copeland of Copeland Associates Architects, for our family of five. The journey of two architects designing their home together was one of discovery and intense debate over every item.
Embedded into the gentle north-facing slope, the house is slightly angled on the site to address street and sun. This placement defines different garden spaces, used variously according to time of day and weather. The internal circulation axis visually connects garden and street through the house.
Structure has been left exposed as finish wherever possible – natural concrete floors, steel beams, profiled metal and blond plywood. Pool reflections create moving patterns of light on the tranquil white surfaces. Sun warms the house throughout the day.
The house received an NZIA award in 2006 and has been published in Houses New Zealand, issue 3, March 2007.
Photograph: Patrick Reynolds
- Year of Completion