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Rutherford House / Tim Dorrington Architects

  • 01:00 - 20 October, 2010
Rutherford House / Tim Dorrington Architects
Rutherford House / Tim Dorrington Architects, © Emma-Jane Hetherington
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From the architect. The brief was to create a modern holiday house suitable for the hot summers of Lake Taupo and the cold winters for skiing on Mt Ruapehu.

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© Emma-Jane Hetherington

Formally the house consists of 4 main elements; (1) a concrete base, which at some points is folded up to contain interior spaces, (2 and 3) two black cedar-clad bedroom blocks, and (4) an open-plan white structured ‘veranda’.

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© Emma-Jane Hetherington

The concrete base provides the required floor level rise, creating intermediate zones between inside and outside. Raised decks from both the living room and snug articulate elevated, and in the case of the front deck, covered outdoor spaces. The living space arrangement suits the extreme climates of the location, activities and varying degrees of privacy.

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© Emma-Jane Hetherington

The large open-plan ‘veranda’ space comprises kitchen, lounge and dining. A snug, a step lower with an open fireplace, can on colder days be closed off from the main space. The top-floor sitting room affords a private sanctuary for the owners when entertaining family and friends.

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© Emma-Jane Hetherington

The internal environment is managed with thermal mass floor and walls and passive ventilation to most building faces. Additional heating inside and out is provided with open fires.

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Two columnes under black block might be more elegant...

Mr. Htun Linn Oo · October 22, 2010

Very Good.Like This.

Toter · October 21, 2010

Looks like a fun place to carry groceries, luggage, etc. from your car to your kitchen or bedrooms.

saeed · October 21, 2010

two different colours for each floor illustrate the function of this building. having the nice facade with full view at the ground floor with a specific colour then moving to second floor with different moving in colour & planning give it its power.

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