Located on an elevated section on the eastern shores of Lake Wanaka, this house responds to local sun and weather patterns and the client’s desire to capitalise on the surrounding views. The living space is designed to shield the back courtyard from the spring and autumn northwesters whilst still affording expansive views through to the surrounding mountains and lake. During the summer the living pavilion can be opened up on both sides by way of large Tasmanian Oak sliding doors. Externally, contrasting natural timber sits against curved plastered masonry and locally sourced stonework. The steel structure to the living space is exposed and unadorned. Curved plywood ceilings interlock around the steel posts and polished timber floors flow from the main living areas to the sleeping wings.