X-House
Residential
 
Queenstown, New Zealand
Client
Confidential
Team
Interior Architect: Knight Associates | Landscape Architect: O2
Phase
Construction Documentation
Images
Dawid Wisniewski

This private residence engages an uncompromising and breathtakingly beautiful landscape with an equally uncompromising architecture. Resolutely grounded in its site, the structure is anchored at four points but arches to bridge a natural watercourse bisecting the site. To the east, the mountains present an imposing backdrop. To the west, the site descends to the lake edge, offering long views of sheer cliffs meeting the water line.

This landscape is all-encompassing, all surrounding. In this context, the architecture shapes a series of interior and exterior spaces responding to particular and contrasting experiences, views, and climatic conditions. The material palette is derived of the surrounding geology – stone, glass and metal.

Edition
Residential
 
Auckland, Parnell