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Park Point House / Vaughn McQuarrie

Park Point House / Vaughn McQuarrie

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  • Architects: Vaughn McQuarrie
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  140 Area:  140
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2010 Year:  2010
  • Photographs photographs:  Simon DevittPhotographs:  Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt

Text description provided by the architects. The house is located at the Western end of Waiheke Island. The site is exposed therefore the house wraps around a central outdoor space protecting it from the prevailing winds. Views within rooms frame features of the site and its surroundings, wind swept native bush, islands in the Gulf, a large Puriri tree, the open sea.

© Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt

A concrete slab and concrete block walls absorb winter sun. The roof overhang protects from the harsh summer sun and a retractable external louvre controls overheating and glare from the low western sun. The roofline is influenced by the outlying islands visible from the site.

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Cite: "Park Point House / Vaughn McQuarrie" 08 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/424205/park-point-house-vaughn-mcquarrie> ISSN 0719-8884
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