Buchanan Rise House, Wanaka

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On its chosen site, the house follows the contours along the toe of the hill. The axes that generate the plan begin in the landscape, flow through the house becoming corridors through the building and re-emerge as views into the landscape. The plan form of the house is respectful of its immediate surroundings, particularly the rocky outcrop to the rear of the building, changing direction to avoid conflict with this naturally occurring feature. This change in direction breaks the plan into three separate entities consisting of a main living space, with two attached bedroom wings. The building form is deliberately non-rectangular to lessen the contrast to the glacial scraped backdrop on the hill behind.

Location: Wanaka, South Island, New Zealand
Project Architect: Barry Condon
Structural Engineer: Spiire NZ (formerly DWK)
Builder: Tony Quirk Builders Ltd
Area: 440m2

Photographs:
Simon Larkin (Images 1 - 9), Mickey Ross (Images 10 - 12)

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Buchanan Rise House, Wanaka

On its chosen site, the house follows the contours along the toe of the hill. The axes that generate the plan begin in the landscape, flow through the house becoming corridors through the building and re-emerge as views into the landscape. The plan form of the house is respectful of its immediate surroundings, particularly the rocky outcrop to the rear of the building, changing direction to avoid conflict with this naturally occurring feature. This change in direction breaks the plan into three separate entities consisting of a main living space, with two attached bedroom wings. The building form is deliberately non-rectangular to lessen the contrast to the glacial scraped backdrop on the hill behind.

Location: Wanaka, South Island, New Zealand
Project Architect: Barry Condon
Structural Engineer: Spiire NZ (formerly DWK)
Builder: Tony Quirk Builders Ltd
Area: 440m2

Photographs:
Simon Larkin (Images 1 - 9), Mickey Ross (Images 10 - 12)

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Buchanan Rise House, Wanaka

On its chosen site, the house follows the contours along the toe of the hill. The axes that generate the plan begin in the landscape, flow through the house becoming corridors through the building and re-emerge as views into the landscape. The plan form of the house is respectful of its immediate surroundings, particularly the rocky outcrop to the rear of the building, changing direction to avoid conflict with this naturally occurring feature. This change in direction breaks the plan into three separate entities consisting of a main living space, with two attached bedroom wings. The building form is deliberately non-rectangular to lessen the contrast to the glacial scraped backdrop on the hill behind.

Location: Wanaka, South Island, New Zealand
Project Architect: Barry Condon
Structural Engineer: Spiire NZ (formerly DWK)
Builder: Tony Quirk Builders Ltd
Area: 440m2

Photographs:
Simon Larkin (Images 1 - 9), Mickey Ross (Images 10 - 12)

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