Local Rock House by Pattersons
An expatriate family's home in New Zealand is created by this design. It is situated immediately above a white sand beach with pohutukawa trees on a steep, east facing coastal escarpment. For this family, it aims to generate a "feeling of place in New Zealand" through its materiality and composition.
To take advantage of the limited westerly light and the seafront, a rock pile builds a bridge. Under this, the living area is tucked into the cliff, with a grotto-like western courtyard and a private living terrace to the north-east. The bedrooms are arranged above as delicately scaled louvred lookouts at the pohutukawas' canopy level. Utilizing local materials, the structure is finely scaled to "belong" in its surroundings. Check out more of this unique design on Pattersons website.