New Zealand based practice LTD Architectural Design Studio have built a small family house in Puhoi, near Auckland. The modern family house has an open plan living, cooking and eating area in a single upper volume and private sleeping areas in lower floor. The living area fully opens on two sides, creating a feel of an outdoor room. The outside deck has a fireplace, and bath area.
From the architects, “Extensive use of locally sourced bandsawn macrocarpa inside and out, passive heating /ventilation and high performance insulation make the house of low impact environmentally. Rough hewn natural materials tie the house effortlessly into its setting, while galvanised corrugated iron is used to strengthen the hut aesthetic.”