2022 Wellington Architecture Awards Winner
Divided by an impressive 1 metre wide in-situ concrete party wall that accommodates circulation and storage on both sides, the planning of these two units is like a well-played game of Tetris. The offset in floor levels between the two sides allows a simple form under a single sloping roof to create two upper floors with unique spatial qualities - one that feels enclosed and focused towards the concrete party wall, and the other that opens out to the sky and adjacent courtyard. Angled reveals to the kitchen windows allow the reflection of natural light into the space, and direct views out to the Kelburn bush. The detailing of the concrete wall and cedar interior is highly crafted and perfectly executed, creating a space of sculpture that feels rich and brooding.