Christchurch Architecture: A new house in Cashmere
June 10, 2019Back to news
Another new house is underway in the Christchurch studio. Director Duval O'Neill offers a peek at what's planned.
Supported by Lani van Schreven in the Christchurch and Jenny Duck in Tauranga, Duval has been working on the design for this Cashmere house since last year, with completion due in 2020.
On the lower slopes of Christchurch's Port Hills, a new four-bedroom family home will stretch across the site, taking inspiration from the original 1960s house that was demolished after the Canterbury earthquakes.
On the lower level, the base of the house is clad in a dark brick. The bedrooms are arranged as part of the metal-clad upper floor making the most of the north-western aspect and views across the city and Southern Alps.
Living spaces will be separated by an enclosed terrace.
Timber screens, and interior paneling made of Oregon and recycled from the original house, add warmth and texture inside and out.