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Rocky Shore House in New Zealand designed by Wafai Architecture

The Turin-Italy based architecture and design practice WAFAI has designed "Rocky Shore House'' that located in New Zealand

Project description by the architect: 

Concrete Slab is an experimental house designed for New Zealand natural rocky landscape. The theme is about the future and well connected with nature living, a house that would truly embrace the site nature that is defined by fresh air, natural light, rocks, and blue sea.

Rocky Shore House in New Zealand designed by Wafai Architectureimage © Wafai Architecture

Designed based on the principle of a traditional courtyard house, however, in this version of a courtyard house, the atrium is floating and all the spaces that are arranged around can enjoy the panoramic view not just for the sky but also the sea.

Rocky Shore House in New Zealand designed by Wafai Architectureimage © Wafai Architecture

Rocky Shore House in New Zealand designed by Wafai Architectureimage © Wafai Architecture

The living spaces wrap around the floating atrium and consist of continuous living space and kitchen, 2 bedrooms with bathroom in the main volume, and a big separated master bedroom with its facilities suspended and extended under the main volume. Meanwhile, the swimming pool welcomes the visitors near the entrance, that is shaded partially with a super long terrace cantilever that imposes the hour's visual lightness.

Rocky Shore House in New Zealand designed by Wafai Architectureimage © Wafai Architecture

Rocky Shore House in New Zealand designed by Wafai Architectureimage © Wafai Architecture

The structural system made with steel cantilevers that work as one peace for the main volume and another cantilever for the suspended master bedroom. The material used on all surfaces inside and outside of the building is a 3mm thin Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete, made from recycled construction debris.

Its thinness makes this material very lightweight.

Rocky Shore House in New Zealand designed by Wafai Architectureimage © Wafai Architecture


Architect: WAFAI

Location: New Zealand​​​

Year: 2019

Tools usedRhinoceros 3DAutodesk 3ds MaxVrayAdobe Photoshop

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