Onehunga House by Sayes Studio
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Onehunga House by Sayes Studio

Designed by Auckland architect Henri Sayes for himself and his wife, the Onehunga House is an asymmetrical shelter located in the suburb of Auckland City.

Architects: Sayes Studio
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Photographs: Patrick Reynolds

© Patrick Reynolds

© Patrick Reynolds

This 110 sqm house has a very simple timber-framed rectangle, the cedar cladding facade cuts away to reveal a recessed triangular section of white-painted plywood.

© Patrick Reynolds

© Patrick Reynolds

It reflects a deliberately idiosyncratic approach that carries over into the front yard, where a contoured, grass-covered mound rises at the edge of the pocket-square lawn.

© Patrick Reynolds

Inside, the most striking feature is the exposed trusses, in addition to performing the practical function of supporting the roof, create the illusion of different ceiling heights over the dining table and its adjoining living area.


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