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Blackpool House

Rising like a dark tower through the dense vegetation is a modest one bedroom house. Changes of level and expanses of glass provide views that slice through the tree canopy while the house seems to tumble down the steep slope. Black cladding helps the structure disappear into the forrest. A wonderful getaway, an adult's cubby house. The Blackpool House at Waiheke, New Zealand by Glamuzina Paterson Architects.

Reader Comments (3)

Great project, it reminds me of the Eame's house!! The surroundings are awesome!! Congrats

The only thing I would change is the plywood -- I'll never appreciate that particular cheap finish. It's a shame as the other wood choices were marvelous. Really nice use of midcentury modern elements, very fresh mixed with the modern simplicity. The interior could have gone wrong so easily, but instead the busy sightlines are dynamic. True artistry at work there.

15 Jan 2014 | Unregistered Commenteroregonbird

What an interesting little house. I gather from the architects' website that it is under 900 square feet. Fantastic variety of windows.

17 Jan 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCussot

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