This home is an earthquake rebuild, on exactly the same footprint as the original home, but with a completely different aesthetic.
Our clients have a love of the architectural style developed in Christchurch, locally known as the "Christchurch Style". We've utilized similar forms, with high pitched ceilings following the roof lines, solid walls, and large windows.
The material palette combines concrete, steel, glass, and timber, relying on the materials natural honest beauty. Large views are captured with the glazing, in deep recesses to prevent overheating.
ADNZ/Resene Awards judges commented "the careful and well-controlled articulation of a rich material palette has contributed to a very successful interior in this project that both respects and references the Christchurch Style with a clear authority and understanding
Concrete and timber sit alongside each other to set up the primary visual experience. Timber adds to the warmth and richness and this is successfully contrasted against the harder bleached surfaces that the concrete provides the base for. Planning is also controlled particularly well. Interior to exterior flow is carefully crafted with a continuation of materials and excellent attention to detailing. Careful control of natural and artificial lighting is a final key to a very well-articulated solution that creates a set of refined interior spaces".