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

Onehunga House by Sayes Studio

© Patrick Reynolds

Asymmetrical Shelter House in Auckland by Henri Sayes

© 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.

Onehunga House by Sayes Studio

© Patrick Reynolds

Asymmetrical Shelter House in Auckland by Henri Sayes

© 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.

Onehunga House by Sayes Studio

© Patrick Reynolds

Asymmetrical Shelter House in Auckland by Henri Sayes

© 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.

Onehunga House by Sayes Studio

© Patrick Reynolds

Asymmetrical Shelter House in Auckland by Henri Sayes

© Patrick Reynolds


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