Gordonton Residence

by

Edwards White Architects

Riverbank Lane, 298 Victoria Street,
Hamilton, NZ

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 Located on an elevated promontory, this rural site offered a generous building platform overlooking the surrounding pastoral landscape.  Without the site constraints that often inform a design, the concept instead responds to opportunities to frame specific views and the need to create a variety of outdoor spaces. 

On arrival the house takes on a sculptural quality by deliberately restricting signs of habitation in favour of unadorned faces of concrete and the subtle textures of dark oiled cedar.  The scale of these elements gradually becomes apparent as visitors are drawn toward a 3.5m high entry door.  This door leads to a double height circulation space that bisects the plan defining the public and private realms.   From this central point, arrival, outdoor living and service areas are delineated by vertical concrete planes and dark cedar clad forms that extend into the landscape.  This strategy allows these areas to be screened from each other and take on a unique character that relates to their particular function. 

Internally the more public, living, kitchen and dining areas are conceived as well connected rooms rather than completely open plan spaces.  This approach follows through to a covered outdoor living area that is sheltered from intense westerly sun and prevailing winds while offering unobstructed views of the adjacent swimming pool and distant Hakarimata Ranges. 

The brief called for a house that is large enough to cater for frequent visits by the wider family but able to remain liveable when only occupied by two people.  This fluctuating usage is catered for by grouping intermittently occupied areas in a wing and keeping more frequently used spaces in closer proximity.

Jury Citation:
This house captivates you in its seamless journey through living spaces as interconnected alcoves, culminating in an outdoor room that dissolves all thresholds to the outside through the architect's expert sleight of hand. The exemplary handling of scale, materials and colour has resulted in an exceptional home that has more than met the clients' expectations.

Awards

2016 NZIA Award - Waikato/Bay of Plenty Architecture Award - Residential Architecture

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Flush Fit Track
Certified Concrete®
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Baltic Wood Oak Classic ECO Oil
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Certified Concrete®
ActiveSmart™ Fridge - 900mm French Door 614L
90cm Nine Function Pyrolytic Built-in Oven
90cm 5 Zone Touch&Slide Induction Cooktop
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Baltic Wood Oak Classic ECO Oil
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90cm 5 Zone Touch&Slide Induction Cooktop
90cm Nine Function Pyrolytic Built-in Oven
Certified Concrete®
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Whites & Neutrals collection and Total Colour System
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Certified Concrete®
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Baltic Wood Oak Classic ECO Oil
Whites & Neutrals collection and Total Colour System
HB 375 CONTINUOUS DRAWER PULLS
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Whites & Neutrals collection and Total Colour System
Rectangular Sun Louvres
Nouveau Outdoor Wood Fires
Flush Fit Track
Villaboard® Soffit Lining
Ritz Silver/Natural - Luxe Collection
Certified Concrete®
Baltic Wood Oak Classic ECO Oil
Whites & Neutrals collection and Total Colour System
Rectangular Sun Louvres
Nouveau Outdoor Wood Fires
Ritz Silver/Natural - Luxe Collection
Villaboard® Soffit Lining
Certified Concrete®
Whites & Neutrals collection and Total Colour System
Baltic Wood Oak Classic ECO Oil
Nouveau Outdoor Wood Fires
Certified Concrete®
Villaboard® Lining
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