2022 Wellington Architecture Awards Winner
Kahutara House reflects the rural buildings in the Wairarapa field it sits in and enjoys views across nearby farmlands and foothills. Through its form, materials and crafty construction details, the house references the other corrugated iron structures in the area synonymous with rural Aotearoa. A thoughtfully composed floor plan divides the house in two, creating outdoor spaces on both sides of the house to enjoy shelter from wind, rain and sun while retaining a connection to the main living spaces. The house also captures a sense of ease and calm, elevating it well beyond a simple shed.