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Bush house, New Zealand

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Peter Sheppard FNZIA
location Auckland
function private house
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Design for low-cost house fitted into native bush in Auckland, New Zealand. The site was an east-sloping, awkwardly-shaped section which had been left unoccupied. Regenerating native bush, however, showed promise for the future. The decision was made to meld the design into this setting to provide private living concentrating on warmer *human* qualities. Modular planning was accurately measured to ensure as many trees as possible were saved to provide an atmosphere of living right in the bush. The house steps gently down following the ground, with monopitch tiled roofs floating above. The central *room* is a courtyard deck wrapped by *bi-nuclear* planning --- day living on the higher side, sleeping below, and an entry/glazed link. A verandah steps down the long sunny north face showing in this early drawing, providing deck spaces to dining, living and bedrooms.


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Click this link for series of 23 photos and more explanation of this house on flickr starting:
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Auckland, New Zealand 30-Jan-10
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Bush house, New Zealand
North-shore Northcote
New Zealand
Project is not public!
Completion 1980
Floor area/size 160 m2
ArchitectPeter Sheppard FNZIA
Project ID 5586
Latitude/Longitude 36°48'06S 174°44'39E
Contributed by peteshep
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