2008 NZIA Architecture Award New House, Gisborne-Hawkes Bay Region


Disarmingly simple in form and execution this very direct interpretation of the bachelor pad proves that architecture is not dictated by budget. No nonsense finishes of plywood and flat steel give vitality to this elegant shed set amid an orchard. The asymmetric roof geometry maximises the useable volume and offers a sculptural dialogue with the neighbouring John Scott House. Within, the roof gives a sense of spaciousness and design that belies its essential modesty.