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Parihoa / Pattersons

  • 17:00 - 24 October, 2016
Parihoa / Pattersons
Parihoa / Pattersons , © Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Muriwai, New Zealand
  • Design Director

    Andrew Patterson
  • Project Architect

    Andrew Mitchell
  • Area

    472.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

  • Team

    Andrew Patterson, Andrew Mitchell, Luke Douglas, Grant Scurr
  • Builder

    Ross Seward Builders
  • Electrical

    Craig Scobie Electrical
  • Painter

    PJS Painting Contractors
  • Plumber

    Chris Wilson Plumbing
  • Engineer

    CPG New Zealand
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© Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt

Text description provided by the architects. The ancient architype of The Castle as an Outpost or Fort is rarely articulated in the modern world. This New Zealand farmhouse project explores this typology by being both commanding and defensive in one form.

© Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt

There is no modification to the landscape other than the sentry of the form itself. Wind and sea spray thunders up from the ocean some 60 metres below and the form wraps around to protect a circulation courtyard from the rugged and harsh coastal environment. The resulting structure defends that same environment.

© Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt

A simple strategy of formal juxtapositions such as converging and expanding walls create varied spatial experiences throughout the form. An entry lobby is guarded by a portcullis to keep the sheep out and sections of the perimeter wall also pivot open unexpectedly.

© Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt
Plan
Plan
© Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt

The home is arranged as a series of spaces linked by way of the circulation courtyard and secret doors, discovering forms and shapes seemingly arbitrarily positioned, yet suggesting a history; a sense of transcended time. Long views across the protected courtyard end on the all persuasive horizon, moving toward the edges of the structure, the ocean and sky open up above and below, until the view’s full breadth is revealed.

© Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt
Cite: "Parihoa / Pattersons " 24 Oct 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/797929/parihoa-pattersons/> ISSN 0719-8884
© Simon Devitt

“古城堡”住宅 / Pattersons