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Glass Walls and Clever Energy-Reducing Ideas: Dulieu Residence in New Zealand

Glass Walls and Clever Energy-Reducing Ideas: Dulieu Residence in New Zealand | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it
In developing this project, the architects at practice Studio MWA started from the characteristics of the site, a lovely nature retreat near Wellington, New Zealand.

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Combining Nature With Comfort: Under Pohutukawa Residence

Combining Nature With Comfort: Under Pohutukawa Residence | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

The mesmerizing Under Pohutukawa Residence was designed by Auckland-based studio Herbst Architects and is a two story beach house located in northern New Zealand. Its design was built in strong connection to the local landscape, composed of impressive Pohutukawa trees, which occupy 90%of the site’s area.

Under Pohutukawa was distinguished with the NZIA Auckland architecture award 2011, with the following from the jury: “This bach is nestled exquisitely under and around a dense Pohutukawa grove near the beach. The architecture takes inspiration and form from the trees, yet is self assured and confident within such a rich environment. Beautifully detailed, using the finest materials, this is an open and relaxed pavilion that encourages its inhabitants to dwell luxuriously beneath the canopy.”

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Hawkesbury Residence Capturing Views Of Wanaka Valley

Hawkesbury Residence Capturing Views Of Wanaka Valley | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

Capturing the rural landscape of Wanaka Valley, the Hawkesbury Residence in Mt Barker, New Zealand, uses the landscape as an artistic, ever-changing art work as part of its architecture. Standing at the foot of the hill behind the property, the elongated shape of the residence allows all spaces to be flooded with the perfect amount of natural light. Los Angeles-based Marmol Radziner studio have completed this stunning 2,150 square foot residential project in 2011 and since then, the inhabitants have been enjoying the modern interiors and landscape beyond, framed by the roof line and cedar deck.

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The Korora House «

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On a remote ridge stretching between the Hauraki Gulf in Northern New Zealand and the breathtaking landscape of Waiheke Island sits the Korora House, Daniel Marshall Architect’s latest project. The Auckland based firm’s approach to building the Korora House was to “work within the contour of the ridge, as an attempt to minimize the impact on the landscape.” The team was successful, as each element of the house fits snugly within the curves of the rolling hills.

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