Jack’s Point Family Home

Jack’s Point Family Home

Architect
Ben Hudson Architects
Location
29 McKellar Dr, Kawarau Falls 9371, New Zealand | View Map
Project Year
2018
Category
Private Houses
Stories By
Ben Hudson Architects

Thermory
Simon Larkin
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
ManufacturersThermory
Window Joinery – Metro Thermal HeartAPL
Timber Flooring - Oak Light White LongstripHARO
Switches – PDL ‘Saturn Zen‘Schneider Electric SE
Single Lock Standing Seam Roofing - Tarc TrayThe Architectural Roofing Company

Product Spec Sheet
Window Joinery – Metro Thermal Heart
by APL
Timber Flooring - Oak Light White Longstrip
by HARO
Switches – PDL ‘Saturn Zen‘
Single Lock Standing Seam Roofing - Tarc Tray

Jack’s Point Family Home

Ben Hudson Architects as Architects

The brief was a family home for four; comfortable rather than grandiose, and for a design that complimented the site and felt ‘naturally belonging’ to the landscape. Ben Hudson Architects sought to reinterpret the simple rural vernacular of traditional local agricultural buildings; as such the design is a contemporary interpretation of the Central Otago hay barn, with single pitch ‘farm shed’ roof forms. The result is a refined but simple silhouette which sits modestly below the mountains.


The form is divided into two distinct ‘pavilions’ – bedroom and living – connected by a central entry set back from the main buildings. A change in angle is incorporated in response to the irregular site boundary and to provide a sunny outdoor living area, sheltered from the prevailing southerlies. Openings respond to views, privacy and internal function, but are designed to articulate form and provide human scale.


The home is intended to sit naturally within the context of the dramatic alpine landscape. The separate pavilions are positioned and shaped to embrace and frame ridgeline views; high level windows to the east of the living space celebrate the Remarkables mountain range and cast light back down into the plan. Natural building materials and earthy, recessive colours reinforce the connection to the environment.


Internally, the living wing is defined as a single volume accommodating kitchen, living, dining, fireplace and study, with a mezzanine studio space above, offering the occupants a flexible set of living spaces. White surfaces heighten the play of light and shadow within the interior, but in contrast a palette of raw concrete, cedar and dark painted walls adds a layer of warmth and intimacy to the fire area, a secluded space within a shared area. From within, the sense of living in an alpine landscape is palpable, yet the house provides a comfortable retreat in which to sit back, unwind and enjoy a glass of local pinot.


Material Used :

1. Haro – Timber Flooring - Oak Light White Longstrip
2. The Architectural Roofing Company – Snap Lock Roofing - Tarc Tray
3. Thermory – Timber Cladding – C3 Profile, vertical
4. Window Treatments – Roller Blinds - 'Serengetti' Light Filtering
5. APL – Window Joinery – Metro Thermal Heart
6. Aber Living – Wood Fire – Kent ‘Murchison‘
7. Schneider Electric – siwtches – PDL ‘Saturn Zen‘
8. Electician: Campbell Electrical
9. Plumber: Queenstown Plumbing

Natural materials that complement the local wildlife.

Thermory as Manufacturers

This family house was designed to blend in with the surrounding landscape. From an architectural perspective, it can be better described as comfortable than grandiose, and it doesn’t look out of place among the traditional farm buildings that are common in the area. The building provides a natural complement to its backdrop of a dramatic mountain range, creating a harmonious accompaniment rather than a sharp contrast. In this symphony, nature plays the lead. The house’s architect, Ben Hudson, emphasizes the efficient use of space in the design. Hudson lives in the building and also uses it as a studio, which is why the house is divided into two pavilions – a sleeping quarter and a living area for everyday activities and work. Meanwhile, the garden is designed to go hand in hand with nature; the plants are native to the area and provide a habitat for insects and birds.

Design
Ben Hudson  Architects

Photography
Sarah Rowlands Photography

Product Information
Benchmark by Thermory 
Thermo-radiata pine cladding. 
Profile C3.

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