Cedar architecture

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Progetto • By Herriot Melhuish O’Neill ArchitectsAlloggio

Waikanae House II

Sustainability was a primary focus in the design of this three-bedroom, cedar home.   With views to the western slopes of the Tararua range, natural ventilation and solar gains are maximised - the open fire and wood burner are all that's required for winter heating. The design also facilitates future photovoltaic power generation. Created as a low, horizontal form that follows the contours of the hill, the home was constructed in two stages. The garage was built first to provide weekend accommodation while the property was established with native trees. The main house and swimming pool were the second stage.  "This house, clad in a linear cedar and macrocarpa screen, opens up to sun and views on the hills of the Kapiti Coast. T... Altro

Progetto • By Herriot Melhuish O’Neill ArchitectsCoste

Bethells Beach House

This house and artist studio is nestled into a steep site overlooking the dramatic, black sand dunes of West Auckland’s Bethells Beach. Three timber boxes extend towards a deck that hovers over native bush. Two of the boxes house living and bedroom spaces, the third is the studio. Clear glazing at the ends of each box frame views of Nikau palms, distant dunes and the coast. Where privacy is more critical, natural light is diffused through translucent fibreglass. “... The strength of its forms belies a harmonious relationship with the landscape,” NZIA Awards Jury, 2003. Photos: Jackie Meiring.Awards: NZIA New Zealand Award, 2003. Altro

Progetto • By Herriot Melhuish O’Neill ArchitectsAlloggi Privati

Peka Peka House I

This compact, eco-friendly home on Wellington’s Kapiti Coast is made up of three simple boxes, designed in response to views — of Kapiti Island, forestry and farmland — and to climate. Two of the boxes are black-stained cedar, perfectly positioned to maximise views and shelter, and to create a sheltered courtyard. One box is dedicated to living and dining, the other to sleeping. The third box houses the garage and workshop, clad in profiled-polycarbonate — it glows in the dark when lit from within.The North-facing courtyard is protected from coastal winds, yet still enjoys views right through the living room towards the sea. Timber decking surrounds the house and provides a variety of scenarios to seek shelter depending on the prevailing we... Altro

Progetto • By Herriot Melhuish O’Neill ArchitectsAlloggi Privati

Peka Peka House II

Nestled in behind the sand dunes and bounded by a forest of ancient kānuka trees, this Kapiti Coast beach house favours privacy and shelter over sea views. The brief was to provide the best of indoor and outdoor living, hence the decision to position the house opening out onto a sheltered internal courtyard protected from the prevailing coastal winds. Clad in two contrasting cedar weatherboard profiles, the main house sits on one side of a glade of native trees, while a separate sleep-out provides protection and privacy from neighbours.To make your way onto the property, you must first gently push your way past the native trees to get to the front door. The owners intentionally made it this way: you move, the foliage stays where it is.The n... Altro

Progetto • By THstudio ArchitectsRistoranti


Carnavalet: Inspiration of FoodNAKHON RATCHASIMA, THAILANDDesigned by THstudio Architects-         OUR SCENARIOCarnavalet is a restaurant on the new extended urban area named CITY LINK. The city link is in term of urban sprawl where is set up a new business district in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. The restaurant was decided to invest in this area where highly compete and owners believe that distinctive architecture can promote and support their business to success. We all believe in architectural design can create a new landmark in the city to remember, moreover architecture is branding of CARNAVALET: INSPIRATION OF FOOD at the same time.-         ... Altro