The site is as much rural as it is coastal and it is this setting that has strongly influenced the form and building language.

As the sea is some distance off, and with an undeveloped section between the site and the sea, it was decided to focus out to the tranquil valley to the north west.  A sheltered deck space, focused on this view, is framed by running a small bedroom wing east west and the main living wing north south. The remote bedroom wing shelters the deck from the cool breezes and hides the mess of beach life …  tents, trailers and a water tank.

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Citrus Studio Architecture is a practice based in Napier, working in the fields of public, commercial and residential architecture.  Pride is taken in a collaborative approach to design, working alongside clients, consultants and the construction team to ensure the best result for the client and for the project. 

Citrus Studio aspires to produce buildings that work, that belong, and that add to the environment in which they sit.

Function, economy, beauty and sustainability are all benchmarks that every design is tested against as it is developed.  These concerns are addressed from the earliest concept ideas through to the detail design stages, where they are embodied in the construction details of the project.