Located between Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown and ‘The Remarkables’ mountain
range, the Twin Peak house draws inspiration from its wider landscape. This house was awarded the regional Winner and National Finalist of the 2019 ADNZ Architectural Design Awards. "The client’s brief was to design a beautifully simple home which was, functional,
energy efficient and flooded with natural light. The house had to be positioned to
capture the stunning Jack’s Point views" says Daniel Friedrich of DF Design – Sustainable Architecture, the Raglan based firm that designed it.

"In response to the brief and the tapered shape of the site, we started off with two
pavilions that ran parallel to the northern and southern boundaries. This approach
resulted in an overlap of both structures. The intersecting part of the north wing
was sliced off and made space for the central entrance and foyer. This naturally
developed roof form is a contextual response to the outstanding alpine landscape" Daniel says.
Upon entry, a sense of space and connection with the outdoors is evident. This
was achieved with high raking ceilings and large clerestory windows, carefully
placed to take in the rugged peak views. At the rear of the home, we created two
north facing sheltered, private courtyard areas that connect to the living, kitchen
and rumpus.

See more on Dwell.com: Twin Peak House by Daniel Friedrich – Kawarau Falls, Otago, New Zealand

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