Farmhouse / RTA Studio

Farmhouse / RTA Studio
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Waipa District, New Zealand
  • Project Manager:Styles Project Management
  • Structural Engineer:Joyce Consultants
  • Hydraulics Engineer:Hydraulic Services Consultants
  • Quantity Surveyor:Ryder Levett Bucknell
  • Builder:Carbon Construction
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Text description provided by the architects. The house is located on a promontory on a Waikato farm overlooking vast limestone bluffs and rolling pasture. The house was commissioned by a young Auckland family with a desire to create a rural retreat to escape the city with immediate and extended family and/or friends.  Drawing from the rural vernacular, a collection of forms was conceived to engage the local environment. 

© Whitt Preston
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Three open ended pitched roofed pavilions were arranged to accommodate the three distinct functions of the house: living, family sleeping and guest sleeping with flat roofed service pods linking them together. This arrangement serves to capture views, both intimate and vast as well as provide a variety of sheltered outdoor living spaces, either private or communal. This allows the house to offer a variety of separated private spaces or communal entertainment spaces.

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Cite: "Farmhouse / RTA Studio" 04 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/424080/farmhouse-rta-studio-richard-naish-farzana-gujarati> ISSN 0719-8884

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