Thursday, October 07, 2010

Matakana House – Organon Architecture

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Here’s an interesting house just coming off the Organon drawing board.  A house for a quiet Matakana valley, overlooking a stream. Private. Open. Sunlit. A small spot of paradise, really.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

interesting design, how do you propose to minimise water ingress into the bowl, and where is the north face bowl omission to allow sun into the living areas in the winter time?

10/07/2010 01:54:00 am  
Blogger PC said...

Hi Anonymous:

The earth berms aren't continuous around the whole house--they're used to mask neighbours, allow views INTO eye-level gardens and lift the view up and out to the surrounding hills.

The north face opens up to the nearby stream, which you'll be happy to hear is downhill of the house.

10/07/2010 10:28:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What exterior cladding are you using for the build?

10/07/2010 04:48:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why is there a giant donkey out front? you caan see its ears sticking up at the apex of the roof. It;s not a new house for the PM is it?

insider

10/13/2010 12:54:00 am  

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