Cathcart House by Manning & Associates
There is a significant tradition in New Zealand domestic architecture of the architect as client – less common is the builder/craftsman as client. This latter collaboration has slowly and meticulously built this family home – including its garden and wonderful courtyard. It is a project that has both great warmth and a sense of familiarity, whilst constantly delighting in challenging the conventional – and even the unconventional! This is the architecture of this place – experimental and idiosyncratic, yet clearly aware of its history and context.