Matakana House

This holiday home has possibly one of the most architecturally exciting handlings of a corner seen in many years: the sculptural ease of the northern corner as it turns to the east is masterful both inside and out.

2017 Auckland Architecture Awards Winner

Matakana House

Practice : Pac Studio and Glamuzina Architects
Location : Matakana
Status : Completed 2017
Awards : -2017 NZIA Auckland Architecture Award: Housing
-2017 HOME magazine Home of the Year Awards Finalist
-2017 Best Awards: Silver Spacial Award
-2017 NZIA National Architecture Award: Residential Shortlisted

This home located north of Auckland, New Zealand, in the pastoral landscape of Matakana is a delicately composed interplay of openness and enclosure. Arranged as discreet architectural and landscape elements around a courtyard, the house is undeniably contemporary in its built form, while respectfully referencing traditional rural spaces and experiences. The house operates in a manner that Australian architect, Glen Murcutt would describe as providing possibilities for ‘prospect and refuge’. Spaces which look out into the landscape – surveying its varied colours, textures and changes in light – are balanced with spaces to nestle in – warm and protected from the natural environment. This balance is played through the design of the house in every detail. The compositional rhythm of exterior timber battens provide additional depth to the façade while the surface of the wall itself steps in and out, providing spaces to sit, view and open out into the landscape.

Practice : Pac Studio and Glamuzina Architects

Location : Matakana

Status : Completed 2017

Awards : -2017 NZIA Auckland Architecture Award: Housing

: -2017 HOME magazine Home of the Year Awards Finalist

: -2017 Best Awards: Silver Spacial Award

: -2017 NZIA National Architecture Award: Residential Shortlisted