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Dublin Street / Kerr Ritchie

  • 01:00 - 2 September, 2013
Dublin Street / Kerr Ritchie
Dublin Street / Kerr Ritchie, © Paul McCredie
© Paul McCredie

© Paul McCredie © Paul McCredie © Paul McCredie © Paul McCredie + 22

© Paul McCredie
© Paul McCredie

Text description provided by the architects. This home sits on a sloping site above Queenstown with spectacular views south to the Remarkable Ranges, to Bowen Peak and to the town and the lake below. The client requested a house unlike many of the other monolithic plaster houses in the neighbourhood.

© Paul McCredie
© Paul McCredie

It is a dark textured cedar house formed by inter-linked parallelograms that hugs the perimeter of the site to maximise the space to the north of the house. It has dramatic panoramic views to the south and sun filled courtyards on the north that borrow the green space of the adjoining reserve. The oblique angled planes allow it to capture views in many directions.

© Paul McCredie
© Paul McCredie

The interior is unpredictable. A triangular room with cedar clad walls forms an extension to the outside courtyard. A Flash of bright orange is revealed at the snug core of the house. A small double height space in the living room captures the view to the tall mountains beyond. Meanwhile the house has remarkable privacy within its suburban context.

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Cite: "Dublin Street / Kerr Ritchie" 02 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/422839/dublin-street-kerr-ritchie/> ISSN 0719-8884