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Orkney residence


From the Resene Total Colour Awards gallery —Mt Maunganui

Strong splashes of bright colour are used against a background of white painted walls, while black concrete stairs and timber combine to complete the house.

Modern kitchen

A densely suburban area in Mount Maunganui presented a section with a sharp two metre drop midsite. This ground condition led to four separate half levels housed within two distinct sculptural forms. At their fulcrum, two levels of outdoor living space provide separation of shared and private spaces zoned within the two respective forms to frame the outdoor spaces and providing a connection between the two forms, a generous stairway.

Modern home exterior
Neutral home interior

The Eastern form houses the garage/entry below and shared spaces above. The Western form accommodates the private spaces. At ground level – the entry, garage door and adjoining walls are 'flush-clad' in horizontal stained cedar weatherboards. This creates a moment of secrecy as to discovering the means of entering the home.

After passing through the entry door, the visitor is immediately disengaged with the imminent suburban context as they move into the foyer and lower courtyard, well hidden from the entry/driveway.

Modern and neutral home interior

Manipulation of privacy was a key driver in the development of the project resulting in areas that, while cannot be thought of as strictly private, place the occupier in a position of dominance. This is especially notable in the living area that overlooks the public beach access walkway.

Home entryway
White home exterior

From the entry/driveway, the clean white angular forms evoke the prows of two ocean vessels vying for the attention of the 'Mount'.

Strong splashes of bright colour are used against a background of white painted walls, while black concrete stairs and timber combine to complete the house.

Colours used: Resene Black White.

Architectural Specifier: Daniel Marshall Architects
Building Contractor: Mike Keaney
Photographer: Daniel Marshall Architects and Patrick Reynolds

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