Light Air Scandinavian Modernist Design
Auckland, New Zealand
This innovative project strategically places windows around the home to frame the beautiful natural views of the lush green bush gully, existing Nikau palms and the Waitemata Harbour to the North of the site.
Sustainable design principles have also been adhered to in the garden and solar water systems, thermal mass and cross-ventilated spaces. Altair Louvre Windows by Breezway have been installed to assist with the cross ventilation to keep the home feeling fresh and comfortable.
The use of timber decking inside the home in combination with internal timber louvres in the upper level bedrooms helps to create a convection airflow that passively heats and cools the home. The timber louvres also provide shading and privacy to these areas when required.
These timber materials together with a light colour palette reference the Scandinavian design requested by the owners. As a result, SGA have produced a luxurious, quiet, urban retreat that reflects peace and comfort for their satisfied clients.
Project Date: May 2013
Architect – Strachan Group Architects
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Photographer – Jackie Meiring
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