This new house sits on the remaining platform of an almost completely demolished house that has been extended to serve as the base of a substantial new three level home.
The entry to the new first floor rooms is achieved by cleaving the house apart so that there is an angle between the old and new platforms that is utilised for a new entry and stairwell. In this way there are two distinct axes shaping the house. The new axis is aligned to take advantage of spectacular views of the harbour.
The plan steps along both axes to allow all major rooms to share sun and views.
Pt Chevalier, Auckland