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Okura House boasts contemporary architectural design


Auckland-based architectural practice, Bossley Architects, has designed the Okura House project. The spacious family home is located in North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand.

According to the architects: “Designed for a sensitive ridge in rolling countryside, this house was depressed three metres into the existing ridgeline to minimise impact on the sea views from the neighbouring sites.


“Two separate buildings, linked by screens and lightweight roof, define the entry and pool area and help minimise the overall visual bulk. The main living wing has a central section of concrete walls and earth roof to replicate the original ridge when viewed from afar. From this ‘grounded’ element radiate the floating roof over the living areas, and a separate bedroom wing which cantilevers over the falling land.”


The interior design of this home is contemporary, bright and open plan. The large windows allow natural light to fill the rooms and the open plan design gives the impression of space – great for a family.

Images courtesy of Ewen Cafe


Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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December 1, 2013 | Property | View comments

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