Casa Familia

photo : Patrick Reynolds
I've got to find a way to escape the horrible ravages of youth. Suddenly, I'm going to the bathroom like clockwork, every three hours. And those jerks at Social Security stopped sending me checks. Now 'I'' have to pay ''them'! OK, this has gotta stop. I'm going to remind Fry of his humanity the way only a woman can.And when we woke up, we had these bodies. Good man. Nixon's pro-war and pro-family. But I know you in the future. I cleaned your poop. Ummm…to eBay? Oh yeah, good luck with that.You guys realize you live in a sewer, right? Man, I'm sore all over. I feel like I just went ten rounds with mighty Thor. Oh no! The professor will hit me! But if Zoidberg 'fixes' it… then perhaps gifts!And then the battle's not so bad? The alien mothership is in orbit here. If we can hit that bullseye, the rest of the dominoes will fall like a house of cards. Checkmate. Now, now. Perfectly symmetrical violence never solved anything.
A home for the architect + her family in rural Queenstown. The form is a response to the nature of site, which dictated a two storey volume.

The ground floor‘s punctured and faceted north facade creates an intimate and direct relationship to the immediate landscape, while upstairs connects to the large surrounding views by framing them with large unobstructed glazing.

Materials both inside and out have been selected for their integrity, treated as skins within the interiors, wrapping both vertically and horizontally throughout.

Addressing the necessity for clever thermal solutions in this climate, passive devices as well as high-tech geothermal heating solutions have been incorporated.

Photography by Emily Andrews (unless credited otherwise)
photo : Patrick Reynolds
photo : Patrick Reynolds