The design of this holiday home is a modern interpretation of traditional Fijian
buildings and building techniques.
The overall concept consists of four separate bure’s to give a more relaxed
‘resort’ feel, in what has been developed as a ‘western’ residential subdivision.
The construction utilises plastered concrete enclosures, and high lofted ceilings with native
timber. Thermal mass hass been concentrated in the walls and roof, and is used in
conjunction with breeze ways to minimise air conditioning requirements and allow the bure’s
to have large portions of their walls opened up with doors and louvres.
Judges comments from ADNZ Awards: "This vivid interior conveys the mode of construction of traditional pacific forms in a contemporary language. The house provides luxurious living in a tropical environment. Highly crafted."