Point Wells Gables

Layers of interior darkness are nestled alongside these courtyards, creating rich views towards the light. The simple structural expression is enhanced with a range of timbers, detailed with unexpected delight.

2017 Auckland Architecture Award Winner

Point Wells Gables

Practice : Pac Studio and Steven Lloyd Architecture
Location : Point Wells
Status : Completed 2015
Awards : -2017 NZIA Auckland Architecture Award
-2017 NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards: Residential Architectural Excellence Winner
-2017 Home Magazine: Home of the Year Shortlist
-2017 DINZ Best Awards: Spatial Bronze

This beautifully crafted timber dwelling sits on a site alongside an estuarine tendril of Omaha River. The home derives its outer form from the gabled barn of the rural vernacular, however the architectural language of this domestic residential home has been abstracted and extended. The house is a three-part play. The main act is comprised of two separate wings, running north to south, that are connected by a significant pier or boardwalk running east to west. This elongated boardwalk is a key organising element of the two buildings and also a key device to the arrangement of the exterior. The positioning of the various outdoor spaces in between the volumes of the main house and the gabled guest wing that provides a bookend to these structures, are placed deliberately to take advantage of the sun’s changing movements.

Practice : Pac Studio and Steven Lloyd Architecture

Location : Point Wells

Status : Completed 2015

Awards : -2017 NZIA Auckland Architecture Award

: -2017 NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards: Residential Architectural Excellence Winner

: -2017 Home Magazine: Home of the Year Shortlist

: -2017 DINZ Best Awards: Spatial Bronze