Bush house, New Zealand
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.