Local rock house by Pattersons Associates Architects
The Local Rock House is a stunning summer home on Waiheke Island in Auckland, New Zealand. Designed by Pattersons Associates Architects, A studio that you can remember from our article sea view Project is another fabulous home in Canterbury, New Zealand.
The Local Rock House is located on a steep coast, just as you would imagine from the title. However, the difficult terrain offered a breathtaking view of the beach and the coast.
Patterson Associates created this summer residence on Waiheke Island. Cable Bay is famous for its fine vineyards with famous names like ManOWar and Passage Rock.
This home is on a steep coastline on a tree-lined white sand beach on the north coast.
The vineyards are the result of Waiheke's temperate coastal climate, and some scarce geological seams from pyrite rock crises cross the island like veins. It is this geology that gives the grapes, especially Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec, their unique Waiheke aromas. The house uses the same local layers of pyrite as building material to create a sense of space in the architecture.
Pyrite is a dense, colored difficult stone that can be stacked, carved and layered on masonry walls and textures. The rock mass of the house is like a bridge, it opens both sides to use both the beach front and the afternoon sun. Below that, the main habitat is safely on the hill between a large pool terrace on the East Ocean and a cavernous western west courtyard. Its owners often use this cave as an open-air cinema.
The bedroom suites are grouped as lean, romantic, and louvered surveillance areas in the treetops that surround the crystal clear waters of the beach. There is an intimate bunk bed behind the cave.
The house has been designed in a sustainable "green" way and uses an innovative air heating system to ensure an efficient, uniform temperature evaluation at all levels. It also includes a networked water system with an on-site waste treatment station and a large rain tank. Possibilities.