Okura House by Bossley Architects

By • Oct 27, 2013

Okura House is located in North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand, and was designed by Bossley Architects.

The spacious home has several outdoor areas that look out to the vast rolling hills that surround it, allowing for a pleasant view from the warmth and comfort of the striking structure.

Okura House by Bossley Architects:

“Designed for a sensitive ridge in rolling countryside, this house was depressed three metres into the existing ridgeline to minimise impact on the sea views from the neighbouring sites.

Two separate buildings, linked by screens and lightweight roof, define the entry and pool area and help minimise the overall visual bulk. The main living wing has a central section of concrete walls and earth roof to replicate the original ridge when viewed from afar. From this ‘grounded’ element radiate the floating roof over the living areas, and a separate bedroom wing which cantilevers dramatically over the falling land.”

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