Takapuna Courtyard Houses

Year: 2015
Client: Private

Takapuna, Auckland


A new development in Takapuna maximises the potential under the Unitary Plan in removing a single house and designing 4 new Courtyard Houses in place. The house’s living spaces focus towards internal landscaped courtyards surrounded by perforated masonry walls, with glimpses to the “borrowed” landscape beyond yet still maintaining quality privacy between them. Vertical dark timber clad facades add textural richness between spaces, and provide avenues for sunlight to provide warmth.