The Rutherford Residence By Dorrington Architects


Dorrington Architects made the Rutherford Property in Taupo Tauranga/Oruatua, New Zealand.

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Venture description from the architects

The short was to create a contemporary holiday home appropriate for the scorching summers of Lake Taupo and the cold winters for skiing on Mt Ruapehu.

Formally the house consists of 4 major aspects (1) a concrete base, which at some points is folded up to include interior spaces, (2 and 3) 2 black cedar-clad bedroom blocks, and (4) an open-prepare white structured ‘veranda’.

The concrete base offers the required floor level rise, creating intermediate zones among inside and outside. Raised decks from both the living area and snug articulate elevated, and in the situation of the front deck, covered outdoor spaces. The living space arrangement suits the intense climates of the place, actions and varying degrees of privacy.

The large open-prepare ‘veranda’ space comprises kitchen, lounge and dining. A snug, a phase reduce with an open fireplace, can on colder days be closed off from the major area. The best-floor sitting area affords a personal sanctuary for the owners when entertaining family members and friends.

The inner environment is managed with thermal mass floor and walls and passive ventilation to most creating faces. Added heating inside and out is supplied with open fires.

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Photography by Emma-Jane Hetherington