Northland House by Parsonson Architects
This house references a modernist revival idiom, tending to favour the wall over the roof, promoting planar surface over structural articulation and emphasising spatial continuity with the exterior. The eye focuses on a seamlessness in the detail. The planar surfaces and the flush detailing are not merely self-referential, but are put to work in underscoring the constructed spatial drama of the ridge top site. The house’s neo-modernist glass box is book-ended by two apartments that in their planning offer both occupancy choices and a retreat from the infinite space of a glazed core.