Working with a small urban site close to Mount Maunganuiâs thriving main beach, the brief called for an architectural style celebrating discerning ease, comfort and modernist characteristics supported by Scandinavian mid-century design. We mitigated challenges surrounding site bulk, location compliances, a limited 370sqm rear suite area and a specific request to achieve four-bay garaging by focusing our design on uncomplicated building detailing and awareness of the buildingâs durability performance. The vision? Clean aesthetics and elegant simplicity. The result? A home conceived with simple materials used to enhance various exterior proportions including vertical shiplap cedar with bevelled recess, vertical metal profile wall claddings and brilliantly textured staggered painted brickwork. The north facing lower free form living provides incredible solar orientation, coupled with dramatic double height living creating cohesion with upper level living spaces. Surpassing all expectations, this design took out a Highly Commended placing in the 2014 ADNZ Resene Design Awards.