Tucked into an Auckland Hillside with Okura House by Bossley Architects


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Fond of rectangles? Then you will enjoy this modern house, Okura House, in North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand, as realized from a design and style by Bossley Architects. The house is a series of extended rectangles, pressed 3 meters into the ridge in order to impinge as tiny as attainable on its neighbors’ views of the sea and countryside surrounding them. Nestled thus and actually in rolling hills, the property becomes part of the landscape rather than an intrusion into it at 1 point, component of the property nearly seems to float just slightly above the grass. An illusion? Possibly. On the other hand, a bedroom wing does cantilever more than the slope…and 2 separate buildings, linked by screens and lightweight roof, delineate the entry and pool location, minimizing the visual “bulk.”

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Over the primary living area is an earthen roof — a feature that mimics the ridge when viewed from a distance — whilst cantilevers partially shelter the outdoor living region. Right here a stunning stone patio forms a gathering point for al fresco dining on a single side, it is a casual picnic table and benches, while on the other there are chairs, table, and umbrella fronting both is an outdoor fireplace. And then there’s the magnificent pool, just a stone’s throw away, tucked beside a long walkway backed by wood slats and surrounded by a high cedar privacy fence. Generating the most of a sloping residence internet site, plus capitalizing on a panorama about it: that is this Okura property, an inviting spot that fits the land like a glove.

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Tucked into an Auckland Hillside with Okura House by Bossley Architects

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