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- Heather and Charissa sought to acknowledge the special qualities of the land and its relationship to the building of the new home. A Maori proverb helped to synthesize the qualities they wished to express and became the guide to inspire them to connect, weave and bind the shaping of the home with its surrounding land.
Working with both the existing farm building language and the analogy of a Maori pa on the hill, the design adopts a collection of small buildings, each with its own use.
The three parts of the dwelling are held together within the form of the land. The buildings sit quietly and follow the natural and man-made terracing, comfortably nestling into the hill. The boundary between land and building is woven together, blurring and softening the buildings’ edges.
The overall feel of the place is timeless and understated, creating a sense of permanence through its careful selection of materials and quiet use of colour and proportions.
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