The Marmol Radziner architecture firm has completed a new private home in Mt. Barker, New Zealand. The Hawkesbury Residence by Marmol Radziner rises above the base of the Wanaka Valley, where rolling hills and grazing wildlife cover the landscape. This home is a continuation of a trend that is placing New Zealand toward the forefront of modern architecture in this young decade.
The Hawkesbury Residence features an offset rectangular roof section that mimics the downward slope of Mt. Barker. Inside, that slope creates a cathedral-style ceiling that gives a greater sense of flow to the home. As the ceiling lowers, the focus of this home’s inhabitants moves toward the environment beyond. The beauty around the home provides a floor-to-ceiling form of artful entertainment in its windows, the experience of New Zealand’s very dynamic natural habitat. [via designboom]