birkenhead house by crosson clarke carnachan architects

birkenhead house by crosson clarke carnachan architects


birkenhead house by crosson clarke carnachan architects
photo by patrick reynolds
all images courtesy of crosson clarke carnachan architects

 

 

 

establishing a strong relationship with its environment, ‘birkenhead house’ by new zealand-based practice crosson clarke carnachan architects serves as a family retreat, allowing its occupants to relax away from their hectic working lives. the home’s rectangular forms relate to neighboring buildings through a careful application of materials, scale and orientation. the triangular plot falls from the street towards the harbor’s edge forming a gradient that allows the house to be positioned in a manner comparable to its neighbors, maximizing views from the property across auckland’s inner harbor. in addition, the sloping roofs creating a continuous streetscape, falling towards the road in a style similar to that of adjacent properties.

crosson clarke carnachan architects birkenhead house designboom
the dwelling serves as a family retreat, allowing its occupants to relax away from their working lives
photos by patrick reynolds

 

 

 

the home’s program is divided between three storeys, with a lower ground floor containing four bedrooms, storage and bathroom facilities, a ground level which accommodates the kitchen, dining, main living areas and garaging and the upper floor housing the en-suite master bedroom, a large wardrobe and a study. terraces connect the primary living quarters with a swimming pool situated at the north side of the upper site.

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views across auckland’s harbor are maximized throughout the home
photo by patrick reynolds

crosson clarke carnachan architects birkenhead house designboom
internal volumes are filled with natural light, providing a strong connection with their context
photo by patrick reynolds

crosson clarke carnachan architects birkenhead house designboom
the home’s program is divided between three storeys
photos by patrick reynolds

crosson clarke carnachan architects birkenhead house designboom
the ground level accommodates the kitchen, dining room and primary living space
photo by patrick reynolds

crosson clarke carnachan architects birkenhead house designboom
the bedroom also offers views across the water
photo by patrick reynolds

  • What a cool dwelling!

    steve swindells
    Mar 14, 2014

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