A timber-clad vacation home by Intuitive Architects frames dramatic views of its mountainous setting in Central Otago, New Zealand.

Primarily based on the wooden cabins that are scattered all through the nearby township of Wanaka, Avalanche Residence was developed as a very simple retreat.

Two single-storey wings are raised on a concrete plinth, connected by a tiny glazed corridor.

1 consists of the living, kitchen and dining spaces and the other the bedrooms.

Avalanche House by Intuitive Architects in New Zealand

The living spaces wing appears out towards the mountains and is flanked by two locations of decking at either side which, are accessed by way of big sliding doors. These double as a implies of cross-ventilation in the summer time.

“The living location has consciously been oriented north to south to shield outside locations from prevailing winds,” explained Intuitive Architects.

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Avalanche House by Intuitive Architects in New Zealand

The home’s separation gives higher privacy for the bedroom wing. If the owners want, one particular or two of the bedrooms can be leased out, but they are not also isolated from the primary residence.

Complete-height sliding doors into the bedrooms had been introduced to let a higher feeling of connection among spaces. Outside access was designed at either finish of the wing to produce a by way of-route.

Avalanche House by Intuitive Architects in New Zealand

Wood dominates each the internal and external finishes of Avalanche Residence.

Vertical timber planks cladding the exterior and plywood panels lining walls and ceilings to bring a warm, cabin-like really feel.

Avalanche House by Intuitive Architects in New Zealand

The pitched roof in the living location has been left exposed to produce higher-ceilinged spaces, centred about a wood-burning stove.

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Right here, the concrete floor actions down to subtly differentiate it from that of the kitchen and dining location. Two bathrooms sit at either finish of the bedroom wing, lined with plywood and white ceramic tile.

Avalanche House by Intuitive Architects in New Zealand

Intuitive Architects was founded by Ricky Booth and is primarily based in Wakana in New Zealand as effectively as Melbourne, Australia.

For much more houses in New Zealand constructed to appreciate the all-natural landscape, see Herbst Architects’ Kawakawa Residence surrounded by forest, and Andrew Patterson’ honeymoon retreat on a rugged coastal web-site.

Photography is by Simon Devitt.


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