Frontage of the Westmeadows house, showcasing substantial glazing

West Meadows 2

This modern, primary family residence has been designed to capitalise on its elevated central-Wanaka outlook.

Form and materiality ensure that the dwelling coheres with its surroundings, combining contemporary box-like forms with a material palette of of warm stained vertical timber and locally sourced stone that adheres to the local vernacular.

Site placement, glazing, and programming of the spaces showcase the grandiose vistas, while providing year-round shelter from prevailing winds; orientation, extended soffits and passive solar design principles keep the house sheltered from sun in the summer months, but allow further penetration into the spaces over the winter.

Split image depicting the use of stone and vertical timber cladding on the left, and an exterior on the right showing glazing, steel structural elements, and burnt hills in the background
Rear of the house, showcasing local stone, sympathetic timber, and contemporary box-like form
Three Sixty Architecture
Level 1, The Yard173 St Asaph StreetChristchurch 8011New Zealand