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Lightly Weighted
by Oli Booth Architecture

Photo by Sam Hartnett

Oli Booth Architecture has designed Lightly Weight in Auckland, New Zealand.


This project acts as an interplay between light and shadow, a textural rippling facade that creates a robust and protective veil for the slight interior and efficiently planned Lightly Weighted.

Ideas of retreat and seclusion sculpt a highly detailed and concealed refuge in this space. The modest two-bedroom home feels removed and transportive, despite being embedded amongst residences in an inner Auckland suburb.

By creating a protective shell of sorts, the home feels both removed and private – where outward views connect to nature as a priority. Lightly Weighted reconsiders an inner-urban home, demonstrating the idea that living among others need not compromise on moments of solitariness and calm.


This project has been longlisted in the urban house category of Dezeen Awards 2022.

Designer: Oli Booth Architecture

Project: Lightly Weighted

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