Entries in New Zealand (38)
If they told me there was no room at the inn and I would have to sleep in the stables I'd be very, very happy. Just a glimpse into the historic 100-year-old stables building converted into an inner-city residence for an Auckland family by New Zealand architects RTA Studio.
It sits like three boatsheds close to the beach. Walls and windows lift and open, close and slide allowing the outside in and its occupants to reconfigure the space to suit. Simple black exteriors belie the skilfully layered timber interiors. Takapuna Beach, Auckland house by Strachan Group Architects.
There is something about a house that lets the view do the talking. A beautiful, black box sits lightly on the steep block. Interiors are kept simple yet stylish. It's the use of glass and of the view that makes this home so special. Positive and negative space. Volumes and voids. Public views and intimate space. A Wellington, New Zealand home renovation by BC+A Architecture.