C House

Year: 2015
Client: Private

Karaka, Auckland


The client approached MAKE for a modern design that embraced the setting at Karaka Lakes. The forms are comprised of simple rectangular boxes that filter views and light to suit the functionality of the house. The lower level embraces the site with 3 break-out areas, maximizing the outdoor area and creating sun-traps for various times of the day. The bedrooms and private areas of the house are upstairs with decks. The screen wraps around three sides of the upper floor and is mimicked a board and batten cladding on one side. The circulation is linear through the middle of the house. The entry opens to a double height space with a simple one way stair to the upper level to one side, and then leads to the main outdoor area at the rear of the house. The design palette is a simple combination of pattern and grayscale shade