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.
Architect: Oli Booth Architecture Ltd
Project: Lightly Weighted