Tutukaka House / Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects

  • 18 Jul 2012
  • Houses Selected Works
© Simon Devitt

Architects: Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects
Location: Tutukaka,
Architect In Charge: Ken Crosson
Project Area: 204 sqm
Photographs: Simon Devitt

Designed as a refuge from the frenetic city lives of the owners, the Tutukaka House provides relaxed holiday living.

© Simon Devitt

The plan is organised around a central spine, with spaces orientated to specific views. The open plan living area flows seamlessly onto a generous northern open deck to the view, and an alternative sheltered space with bbq and outdoor fireplace, to the north-west. The bedrooms are in contrast more protected, with shutters that lift up to provide protection from summer sun, maintaining cooler temperatures.

© Simon Devitt

Materials are primarily timber, with stained shiplap cladding and plywood linings. Exposed structure is saligna, and flooring is kwila. Translucent elements are used in parts of the roof and cladding, introducing a delicate light quality to the circulation space and outdoor fire area.

© Simon Devitt

The house closes down with the use of sliding panels and hinged shutters, ensuring security is maintained when not in use.

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  • Amanda

    Fantastic house, well done.