ArchDaily Houses Local Rock House / PattersonsSave this projectSaveLocal Rock House / Pattersons New Zealand Local Rock House / Pattersons Photographs “COPY” Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/789454/local-rock-house-pattersons Clipboard CopyHouses•Auckland, New Zealand Area: 395 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/789454/local-rock-house-pattersons Clipboard Year: 2010 Photographs: Simon DevittTeam:Davor Popadich, Shane Taylor, Andrew PattersonInterior:Jenny MarshallLandscape:Suzanne TurleyBuilder:Davidson Construction LtdEngineer:Holmes Consulting LtdDesign Director:Andrew PattersonProject Manager:Peter ScottCity:AucklandCountry:New ZealandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Simon DevittRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERLaminatesMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles- CoverlamSave this picture!Site PlanText description provided by the architects. Patterson Associates have created this Summer residence on Waiheke Island. A place famous for fine vineyards with illustrious names such as Cable Bay, ManOWar and Passage Rock. This home is located on a steep coastal escarpment above a tree fringed white sand beach on its northern coast.Save this picture!West ElevationSave this picture!North ElevationThe vineyards are there as a result of Waiheke’s temperate coastal climate and some rare geology seams of pyrite rock criss cross the island like veins. Its this geology that give the grapes, primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec, their distinctive Waiheke taste. The home uses this same local pyrite strata as a building material to create a sense of place in Architecture. Save this picture!© Simon DevittSave this picture!Entry Level PlanThe pyrite is a dense, colourful hard stone which can be stacked, etched and layered into earthy walls and textures. The rock mass of the home is like a bridge, open both sides to exploit both the beach frontage and the afternoon sun. Under this, its main living area nestles safely into the escarpment between a spacious easterly ocean-front pool terrace and a grotto-like western courtyard to the west. The owners often use this grotto as an outdoor movie theatre. Save this picture!© Simon DevittBedroom suites are grouped above as finely scaled, romantic and louvred lookouts in the canopy line of the trees lining the clear waters of the beach. Behind the grotto is an intimate bunkroom.The home has been designed to be sustainably ‘green’ and uses an innovative air heating system to provide an efficient, even temperature gradient right through all levels, as well as incorporating an onsite waste treatment station and a reticulated water system with a large rain storage facility.Save this picture!© Simon DevittProject gallerySee allShow lessSTUDIO QI Hangzhou Office / Shanshan Qi, Jian HuangSelected ProjectsYingliang Stone Archive / Atelier Alter ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Simon Devitt+ 18 Share Architects: Patterson Associates Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officePatterson AssociatesOfficeFollowProductStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAucklandNew ZealandPublished on June 14, 2016Cite: “Local Rock House / Pattersons” 14 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.