Thursday, January 12, 2006

Waiheke Project, Organon Architecture

An unbuilt 1991 project for a ridge overlooking Oneroa. Maybe one day... :-)



Blogger Oswald Bastable said...

Love the cantilevered deck and I bet it won't fall off like a DOC one!

FLW influence? ;-)

(I have been reading up- and enjoying it!)

1/11/2006 11:54:00 pm  
Blogger PC said...

"FLW influence?" Oh crikey, you've got me. ;^)

"Love the cantilevered deck and I bet it won't fall off like a DOC one!" Not a chance. The house was designed for a steel fabricator, to help show off his work: given his conservatism, the structure would more likely have overbalanced the rest of the house. :-)

1/12/2006 07:26:00 am  
Anonymous george said...

If it overbalances you could name it "Falling Quarters"

Seriously I would like to see it built. Waiheke has some stylish buildings but not enough of them.

Every headland seems to have some form of tacky excresence befouling it. I don't deny their right to build however there is no accounting for taste.

A genuine question; are we so uncomfortable with our own history that we branch out to the techno-tuscan-turd with such vigor. Minimalist dung that would drive a dog mad if it was chained to it.

There must be something of form and proportion we can develop out of our own experience that says 'New Zealand, good design'

1/12/2006 06:21:00 pm  
Blogger Oswald Bastable said...

I'm building a far less ambitious one at the moment- a recreation of the classic NZ hunter's hut, before DOC destroyed them and replaced anything with character with a Lockwood box.

After a year I have found a site on private land, well out of the public eye. Now that the gorse is cleared, I hope to start on the foundations in a week or two.

1/12/2006 06:41:00 pm  

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