Tapeka House
Location: Russell, New Zealand
Year: 2018
This beachside house was designed for family holidays where practical use of space and hardy materials were given equal weight to the site's western sea views. The first floor was positioned at the same level of the neighbour's roof ridgeline in front, so that there would be  unobstructed sea views from living areas and its generous deck. Bedrooms capture views east to the other side of the peninsula. The house uses a simple gable roof form that sits quietly in its suburban setting, while corrugated steel cladding and grooved plywood  interior linings were used for longevity and easy care.