A proposal for a home located at the base of mountains and beside Lake Ohau. A stunning landscape that is often harsh both in winter and summer necessitated a home that allowed for varying exterior living scenarios and a sheltered retreat. It is almost embedded within the landscape, bracing itself strongly against its environment. Following the sloping site the building unfolds from an inscrutable entry point that, from inside, reveals expansive views as you step down into an large living area. Bedrooms and secondary spaces are intimate punctured with openings to capture not the entire landscape but carefully framed vistas.
Location: Lake Ohau, New Zealand