This project is currently in the design stage. Designed for a Christchurch couple for their retirement, this house is in Takamatua, the last bay before Akaroa. This relaxed and casual house uses natural materials to blend into the hillside with views over Takamatua, Robinsons and Duvauchelle Bays.

Making use of the contour of the section to ensure all day sun and protection from the prevailing North Easterly wind, the house provides a large deck and flat grassed area between a modest main living module and a separate guest module. This is held together under a large floating ‘gull wing’ roof and pergola.