Mt Pleasant Home / Allfrey + South Architects

first_img Mt Pleasant Home / Allfrey + South Architects “COPY” Year:  New Zealand Houses Photographs:  Stephen Goodenough Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Mt Pleasant Home / Allfrey + South ArchitectsSave this projectSaveMt Pleasant Home / Allfrey + South Architects Manufacturers: James Hardie Australia, APL NZ, James Hardie, Rosenfeld KidsonArchitecture:Cymon Allfrey, Don RoyStructural Engineer:TM Consultants LimitedInterior Architecture:Detailed by Davinia SuttonInternal Colors And Finishes::Jane SwinardLandscape Design:Sharon CroftsBuilder:Trevor Hone Builders LimitedCity:ChristchurchCountry:New ZealandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Stephen GoodenoughRecommended ProductsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsText description provided by the architects. This home is sited in a semi-rural environment, high on a spur of Christchurch’s Port Hills featuring panoramic views from the Southern Alps to the west, through the Kaikoura Range to the north, to Scarborough to the east. Our brief was to create a modern family home that considered the harsh, wind-swept environment. We were to capture the dramatic vast views and provide the diversity of planning to create sheltered courtyards for outdoor living in most conditions.Save this picture!© Stephen GoodenoughArchitecturally there was a desire to let the home cascade down the hill allowing most rooms direct access to the gardens and to anchor the home to the ground.Twin pavilions create two primary living terraces on the hill. A central link is rotated to disrupt the order of the home and to aid in achieving a better north-west aspect to the lower pavilion and a widened view from the rear pavilion. A third pavilion is placed above the home containing utility spaces and providing a bulk of building to protect from the strong southerly winter storms.Save this picture!Cross SectionSave this picture!© Stephen GoodenoughDuring the design process, the concept was conceived that the roof could lie on the hill like a leaf on a flat surface (a juxtaposition between a geometrically flat surface and the organic ‘flat’ surface of a leaf). A single pitch roof was placed over the two pavilions and in critical places, edges of the building are chamfered which along with the rotation of the lower pavilion form a dynamic parapet line and variation in internal volume.Save this picture!© Stephen GoodenoughThe program of the home is organized around a central gallery space with transverse corridors and living spaces placed akin to the relationship between the mid-rib and vein of a leaf. Formal and informal living spaces are grouped to allow a strong connection between the family unit (the typical occupant). Interconnecting doors allow a degree of separation to be achieved where necessary. Sleeping spaces are placed in the higher living pavilion providing for acoustic separation to the general living rooms.Save this picture!© Stephen GoodenoughThree main exterior courts are placed adjacent to living rooms to allow one to move with the tracking of the sun and to offer some protection from the prevailing easterly breeze or the less frequent (but more severe) north-westerly and southerly winds. Externally the home is clad in a random width, vertical cedar board. This along with the muted grey, low reflectivity palate have been selected, anchor the home to the site and to the rural context.Project gallerySee allShow lessConstructing the Curriculum: William McDonough’s Cradle to Cradle Building to Inspir…Unbuilt Project20 Amazing Images of Architecture as Seen from the Sky: The Best Photos of the WeekArticles Share CopyHouses•Christchurch, New Zealand “COPY” Photographscenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Stephen Goodenough+ 17 Share Architects: Allfrey + South Architects Area Area of this architecture project Projects ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2016 CopyAbout this officeAllfrey + South ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesChristchurchNew ZealandPublished on September 24, 2017Cite: “Mt Pleasant Home / Allfrey + South Architects” 24 Sep 2017. 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