Onehunga Studio, Manukau Harbour Property

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Onehunga Studio, NZ : Manukau Harbour Property

Contemporary House, New Zealand – design by Stevens Lawson Architects

8 Oct 2007

Manukau Harbour House + Studio

Onehunga Studio

Design: Stevens Lawson Architects

Photographed by Mark Smith

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The building is located in Onehunga overlooking the Manukau Harbour and is the home and studio for an artist. Two black timber blocks are separated by a rusty steel door. The blank facade, with its illusion of a two dimensional painting, masks a light filled angular interior space and verandah. The large room functions as a painting studio, a living area and a garage for the owner’s prized vintage motor cycle (the owner has a zen-like philosophy of minimal possessions). A wall ten metres long and four metres high illuminated with southern light is the focus for painting and exhibiting. A simple kitchen, bathroom and storeroom complete the ground floor, while the bedroom is upstairs with a private terrace and dramatic view.

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The forms and materials of the house reference New Zealand rural and vernacular architecture and have a synergy with the artist’s enthusiasm for New Zealand’s history. The house embodies the image of the artist as a “man alone”.

Completed 2005

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