Glendowie House

Glendowie House

Architect
Bossley Architects
Location
Auckland, New Zealand
Project Year
2008
Category
Private Houses
Simon Devitt

Glendowie House

Bossley Architects as Architects

The form of this house has been determined by the constraints of the site. The house is sited in Glendowie between a natural edge created by the steep bush clad cliff that rolls down to Karaka Bay and the sinuous road that the house fronts onto. The kink in the road outside the house is reflected in the boundary and the front yard setback line for the house. In order to maximise the site the house has been built right up to this front yard setback line and also reinforces the kink. A dark stained veil of variegated cedar wraps and protects the front of the house from the busy road that it fronts onto. The screen also performs the function of masking the stepped form of the building on the southern elevation, which is the result of the height to boundary constraints.

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