Okura House / Bossley Architects

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Auckland, New Zealand
Okura House / Bossley Architects - Facade
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Text description provided by the architects. Designed for a sensitive ridge in rolling countryside, this house was depressed three metres into the existing ridgeline to minimise impact on the sea views from the neighbouring sites.

Okura House / Bossley Architects - Facade
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Two separate buildings, linked by screens and lightweight roof, define the entry and pool area and help minimise the overall visual bulk. The main living wing has a central section of concrete walls and earth roof to replicate the original ridge when viewed from afar. From this ‘grounded’ element radiate the floating roof over the living areas, and a separate bedroom wing which cantilevers dramatically over the falling land.

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Cite: "Okura House / Bossley Architects" 14 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/425073/okura-house-bossley-architect-s> ISSN 0719-8884

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