Trends New Zealand Volume 33 No 7 - Page 17

The textured concrete walls, together with the poured concrete floor, also create a substantial thermal sink – helping to keep the house warm in winter and cool in summer. Plus the roof is very well insulated and the expansive windows are double glazed with LowE glass. With no mains water or sewerage system on the island, the house also needed to provide its own services. It collects its own rainwater to provide for all domestic needs, supplemented by an on-site bore to irrigate the garden. Top: Floor joists for the mezzanine floor are left unlined providing the kitchen ceiling with texture and pattern. Above: The kitchen sits beneath the mezzanine level at the front of the house, its semi-industrial design complementing the rest of the interior. Left: Single storey structures to the side of the main space contain guest accommodation and ancillary spaces. search | save | share at