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Lightly Weighted
by Oli Booth Architecture

Lightly Weighted by Oli Booth Architecture Ltd
Sam Hartnett

Oli Booth Architecture has created a modest dwelling in a New Zealand city suburb to provide calm in an urban world.

The project addresses ideas of retreat and seclusion to produce a highly detailed and concealed refuge. The two-bedroom home feels removed and transportive, all the while being embedded amongst residences in an inner Auckland suburb.

A textural rippling façade creates an interplay between light and shadow as well as a robust and protective veil for the slight interior and efficiently planned residence. By creating a protective shell of sorts, the home feels both removed and private.

Outward views connect to nature as a priority, demonstrating the idea that living among others need not compromise feeling reclusive and calm.

This project has been longlisted in the small building category of Dezeen Awards 2022.

Architect: Oli Booth Architecture Ltd

Project: Lightly Weighted

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