Designed by Peta Davy, Yellowfox.
This Residential Project won many awards;
"Master Builders House of the year 2014: Auckland- Under 250 square meters section" plus;
- Gold Medal for houses to $450K
- Category Winner Auckland for houses to $450k
- National finalist Master Builders House of the Year
- National finalist in the NZ Timber Awards
The brief for this compact family home uses Sthāpatya Veda design principles from Vedia architecture practices. The most important principles of Vedic architecture are the direction and orientation of the home and the auspicious placement of the main entranceway for the positive influence of wealth and fulfilment. The finished result is a simple, butterfly wedge-like form, which mirrors the shape of the adjacent Mangere mountain. Bricked walls at either end of the wedge are recessed to create protection from the elements, and recycled non-toxic materials are used where possible to add character and to ensure the home is suitable to the climactic conditions. The interior is spacious and filled with natural light, with a thoughtful colour palette and energy efficient up-lighting throughout the main spaces.
Builder: Waller Projects, www.wallerprojects.co.nz
Tiles used were Galaxy Stone 300x600 Matt , muretto and the mosaic to match. Cenzia Glazed mosaic 45x95. Glazed White 45x195 mosaic.