The Wanaka House project is a luxury house can be found in Wanaka, New Zealand. Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects designed it elegant and transparent, an object touching the land lightly
The house is low slung and nestled into the landscape, wedged into a gentle gully on the site, allowing for privacy from surrounding dwellings and protection from the northwesterly wind.
The garage to the east is disconnected from the main house allowing for a modulation of the built forms in the landscape. This is also the entry point to the house, moving between the timber garage wall along a sculpted gabion wall. Steel sections placed in this wall provide light shafts into the east of the house.
Photography by Patrick Reynolds