The Red House Surrounded by Greenery…
This lovely bright red house in Auckland, NZ somehow manages to still “fit in” while standing out in contrast to the fresh leafy-green background of trees. Titirangi, as it’s called, is an extraordinary project spearheaded by Crosson Architects, and much deserved, it won in the Auckland Architecture Awards of 2015. Although the exterior is mainly made of metal, the interior plywood surfaces make the home feel all warm and cozy similar to most of the log cabins we typically feature. Check out these photos and decide for yourself! It’s hard not to love, eh?
A compact and efficient plan has been designed to provide dramatic contrasts in spaces and experiences, as the occupant ascends through the treescape. Variations in texture and materiality relate to the activities and patterns of movement within. On arrival the journey is to first descend from the road to a pedestrian lookout, adjacent to the 2.5 story house proper. A concealed main entry is located beside the studio space with its sliding translucent wall. The space can be used as alternative access for public studio events. Two bedrooms and a bathroom are connected immediately to the trees. Access to the glazed circulation element is via a return through the entry space, and the journey through the treescape begins.
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