4 Private Residences Share an Invigorating Architectural Vision

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Wood-clad or light-filled, rural or urban, these private residences share an invigorating architectural vision.

1. Kuaotunu, New Zealand Residence by Crosson Architects

Photography by Simon Devitt/ Photofoyer.

Wrapped in native totara reclaimed from a swamp, and located in a historical gold-rush town, the retreat references mine shafts with its four protruding light wells, strong forms that do double duty as thermal chimneys. 

Photography by Simon Devitt/ Photofoyer.
Photography by Simon Devitt/ Photofoyer.
Photography by Simon Devitt/ Photofoyer.

2. Toorak, Australia Residence by Wood Marsh Architecture

Photography by John Gollings.

With a nod to the late artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s curtainlike Running Fence installation, 
the sculptural house is comprised of a sinuous concrete facade and a series of austere zinc-topped arcs, all counteracted with abundant landscaping.

Photography by John Gollings.
Photography by John Gollings.
Photography by John Gollings.

3. Tawharanui Peninsula, New Zealand Residence by RTA Studio

Photography by Simon Devitt/Photofoyer.

Enclosed in stained cedar, pre-coated steel, and low-E glazing, the residence simultaneously 
stands out from and is contextual to its bush-covered setting, a hillside overlooking Christian Bay, populated with bottlenose dolphins and orcas.

Photography by Simon Devitt/Photofoyer.
Photography by Simon Devitt/Photofoyer.
Photography by Simon Devitt/Photofoyer.
Photography by Simon Devitt/Photofoyer.

4. London Residence by Craftworks

Photography by Edmund Sumner/Photofoyer.

Carved out of a derelict chapel built in 1935, the now four-bedroom home is faced 
with reclaimed rusticated bricks outside and centers inside on a vaulted main living area lined in polished lime-plaster, capped by a new skylit roof.

Photography by Edmund Sumner/Photofoyer.
Photography by Edmund Sumner/Photofoyer.
Photography by Edmund Sumner/Photofoyer.

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