City Home of the Year 2021: House on Takapuna Beach

3 June 2021

House on Takapuna Beach by CAAHT Studio

JUDGES’ CITATION

A challenging tight suburban site competently handled via good planning, excellent control of views and nice separation of guest quarters from the main house by bridge. Over-roof views were exceptionally well handled by integrating landscaping and green roofing. A daring interpretation of what ‘privacy’ can look like in increasingly dense urban centres: part community, part fish bowl, and a whole lot of modulated sight lines.

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