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Two teachers were looking to start afresh and break away from the serial renovations they had completed (8+!) in the area. The elevated site is close to Raumati South foreshore with dramatic views of the sea and Kapiti Island beyond.


With a modest budget, LOCA devised a simple, cost effective box form that is designed to minimise circulation space and efficiently use materials such as the corrugate cladding. Generous living areas help manage the frequent extended family gatherings, while rooms orientate to the sun and views to the west. The landscaping and deck also connect to the sea vistas, while being sheltered from the prevailing winds for the all-important summer bbqs.


@2016 Lovell and O'Connell Architects Ltd