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Drift Bay House / Kerr Ritchie Architects

  • 01:00 - 18 November, 2008
Drift Bay House / Kerr Ritchie Architects
Drift Bay House / Kerr Ritchie Architects

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From the architect. This family home was designed as a single fluid form that reclines into the sloping landscape on the edge of Lake Wakatipu. The long black form shifts and expands to suit the sun, the occupants' needs and the site.

The entry is through a hole punched in the middle creating a courtyard. This allows visitors to enter either the family home to the north or the studio/guest wing to the south. The main house pulls away from an eastern bank, to provide courtyards sheltered from the prevailing wind and summer sun. It then expands upwards to form a double level maximising the northern sun. The house rises up again to the studio, at the tail, before snaking back towards the sun and the north.

The roof and walls of the house are primarily clad in black steel. However, where the occupants move in and out of the house, to the north, south elevations and the entry, the steel is replaced with softer timber boards.

The interior is intended to have the resilience of an institutional building. Robust concrete floors to collect the sun, profiled insitu concrete walls and Strandboard are softened with a shiny plastic glowing screen wall and plastic light fittings. Space shifts, as well as form, up and down to create spaces that move from snug to lofty and back again.

Cite: "Drift Bay House / Kerr Ritchie Architects" 18 Nov 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/9000/drift-bay-house-kerr-ritchie-architects/>
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Rural Design · May 24, 2011

Lunchtime Find - Drift Bay House - Kerr Ritchie Architects - http://t.co/5tvOySp

Nick Downes · March 11, 2010

The breathtaking &#39Drift Bay House&#39 by Kerr Ritchie Architects http://ow.ly/1hcK1 (via @archdaily) #architecture

vico · August 17, 2009

very nice, i see u have very goods controls for design. how to making for this idea? may i learn with.

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candra d arisudono · March 31, 2009

cantilever/cut & fill..?

LargoJax · March 31, 2009

I like this house, even with the green carpeting (at least in photos). Really fun and relaxing!

Contemporary Art · November 18, 2008

The design is lovely, but I'm not sure about the green carpeting.

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