Te Arai Home - Matter Architects | ArchiPro

Te Arai Home

As the sun lazily passes overhead it creates an ever-changing roof form of shadow and light...

mimicking the surrounding dunes and rolling landscape, this roof form shelters a meandering and flowing floor plan beneath…

the roof edges filter light at the perimeter and further within, creating large areas of soft penumbral, secondary ceilings allow for the series of separated pavilions to hover or hunker into the site, creating privacy within and transparency to the structure from without.

hydraulic shutters hidden within the roof space enable the home to be protected and private or completely opened to the surrounds when desired.

materials of rammed earth and natural timbers merge with the landscape, ageing with nature…

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