Lynch Street
Elizabeth Street
Marine Parade
Essex Road
Grosvenor Street
Cumberland Street
Easterbrook
Winsomere Crescent
Williamson Ave
Westmere Park Ave
Ashley Ardrey
Coopers Beach House
Ebisu Restaurant
Ewen Alison Ave
Hurstmere Rd Brew Bar
Martin House
Matapana Road
Nihinihi Avenue
Obstetric Clinic
Rice Restaurant
Robinson House
Rutherford House
Shoebox
Tyler Street Garage
West End Rd
Whites Road
Lynch Street
Godden Cres
Kirkmay
Allum Street
Archdall
John Street
Kawau Island
Queen Street Apartment
Scotts Landing
Seaview Avenue
Shorwell Street
Te Ahu Ahu Road
Wellpark Ave
William Denny
broomfields
colchester
Pt Chevalier, Auckland
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Pt Chevalier, Auckland
2010

In addition to requiring maximum sun and sea views, sustainability was integral to the design. Materials were carefully considered for their energy efficiency and the architecture itself needed to complement this ethos. 

The house uses water collected off the gabled roofs and the concrete walls and floor of the ground floor take advantage of passive solar gain. The roof also plays host to panels for solar hot water and photovoltaic for power generation. Power is collected from the solar panels on the roof and is fed back into the grid.

Three separate elements make up the house, a pre-cast concrete ground floor that houses the entrance, home office, house bathroom, laundry, garage and a double bedroom.

The ground floor is linked via a concrete gallery to the timber “boatshed” at the rear of the section. This hovers over the ground, capturing views of the water in front and provides a distinct private space. Housing a second living room, out-door covered room, two bedrooms, a bathroom and separate entrance, it can be entirely closed off from the main house.

A second gabled “boatshed” hovers over the solid concrete base and is accessed via timber stairs. This houses the upstairs living room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom suite and a substantial covered deck.