Springbank Downs

Nic Curragh Objects Ltd
  • Category Residential
  • Floor size 192
  • Year completed 2015
  • Location Springbanks Downs - Oxford
  • Awards National Winner 2016 - Cat 2 Residential New Home
  • Photos Sarah Rowlands


Project Description

Designed for a young “Red Zoned” family after the Canterbury earthquakes, this house is located on an expansive rural setting with a large north northwest aspect complete with beautiful views to the southern alps. The residence consists of a simple layout and formal response with two parallel asymmetric gable formed pavilions joined by a low pitched annex and linking space. The eastern pavilion consists of the entry Living/Kitchen and scullery functions. The low pitched linking form contains the media room and guest bedroom whilst the sleeping and cleaning functions are housed clearly and separately away from the living functions within the western pavilion. A north facing courtyard Space that is formed between the two pavilions is glazed to full height to capitalise on distant views to the alps and the closer visual connections that come about from the adoption of a courtyard strategy. Two large trapezoidal Cedar window seats in the Master Bedroom & living area provide contemplative areas to sit within and gain views to the mountain ranges beyond.