Dulieu Residence by Studio MWA

Dulieu Residence by Studio MWA

Architects: Studio MWA
Location: Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
Year: 2008
Area: 381 sqm
Photo courtesy: studio MWA

Locales like this are a fantasy. All the time you have the inclination you are living far from whatever is left of the world being embraced by nature. The awesome perspective, downright security, site methodology is from around 75 m over the site, its closeness to the River, are only some of points of interest that make the site uncommon. Being found just on the edge of the 100 year surge zone; it’s a characteristic amphitheater with hedge encompassing slopes in close closeness. From the begin a choice was made to somewhat hoist the site further. I assume the last plan, building setting, decision of materials, compositions and hues say more than I can express with words. The pictures do the talking for themselves.


Together with the client a brief was produced, yet from the begin it was evident that a straightforward single story outline utilizing common materials, quality introduction to catch sun to exploit uninvolved sun based vitality warming, water and spring water accumulation, earth capable sewer treatment, with a feasible methodology was perfect. A Black butterfly was certainly one of the beginning thoughts and even in execution resembles a wonderful animal. Furthermore, the last house is anything but difficult to live in, with indoor-outside stream, low support, however the openness and effortlessness are the principle qualities of this outline. To make a private task which has about 70% of outside dividers in glass is dependably exceptionally difficult with a specific end goal to take after the benchmarks and necessities, however we accomplished all that and considerably more.


At the point when the customer’s begin to call a recently finished Project HOME, you realize that you accomplished something unique. For this situation, in the wake of moving to their new house Dianne and Barry provide for whole property and house “new name ” – PARATIHO, which in Maori dialect implies heaven. I assume it says everything.


The House has 3 twofold rooms with a studio. The Main Master room has an ensuite and stroll in closet. House incorporates 3 singular living regions, and a triple carport. The two bathrooms and a different guest can like the ensuite, have conceivable crippled access. The design takes into consideration division between the formal living and eating range and isolate family living and kitchen territory. The third parlor is near the guest’s rooms, giving open door for simple living, for the more distant family. All rooms have direct access outside in same level with probability to utilize the great open air space from anyplace. Around house are broad decking, garden with encompassing local hedge and couple of little lakes – lake territories.

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