Glamuzina Paterson Architects
Glamuzina Paterson Architects designed this impressive 250 square meter residence bunkered in the landscape of Lake Hawea region, South Island, New Zealand. Surrounded by such beautiful surroundings it would be hard to leave this house.
The building responds to a series of historical precedents, including the language of the early settler buildings in Arrowtown and central Otago that utilize low slung, stone construction to deal with the extreme environment. It is through a contemporary interpretation of vernacular building form and materiality that the building design developed. The use of brick created a concrete relationship with the site, and anchored it firmly to the ground, along with a textural palette that allowed for a constantly shifting interpretation of scale.