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Okura House by Bossley Architects

By Magaly Grosso


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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.”

Photos by: Ewen Cafe

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About Magaly Grosso

Magaly Grosso was born in Venezuela where she grew up and studied Advertising and Marketing. With time, she realized that what she truly wanted to dedicate herself to was Interior Design, which is why she decided to study it and devote herself to it. Learn more about HomeDSGN's Editorial Process.

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