200 sqm / Parnell, Auckland

Formally the house is composed of an asymmetrical gable to the street serving the habitable spaces of the home and a flat roofed entry form housing the circulation and services rooms of the home. This program informs a clear planning strategy which in turn allows a highly efficient use of available space to deliver the challenging spatial requirements of the brief.

Contextually, the house responds to the surrounding character of predominantly traditional Parnell house forms – mostly gabled roof forms with weatherboard and masonry cladding materials.

The house places a small footprint in a prominent position on this Parnell Street. It has taken up residency quietly but assertively, responding to a self-conscious neighbourhood while addressing all the challenges of a small but exposed site.

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RTA Studio has received more than 60 New Zealand and international awards, including Home of The Year, a World Architecture Festival category win and the New Zealand Architecture Medal.

Richard Naish founded RTA Studio in 1999 after a successful career with top practices in London and Auckland. We are a practice that focuses on delivering exceptional design with a considered and personal service. Our work aims to make a lasting contribution to the urban and natural context by challenging, provoking and delighting.

Our studio is constantly working within the realms of public, commercial and urban design as well as sensitive residential projects. We are committed to a sustainable built environment and are at the forefront developing carbon neutral buildings.