Bridle Path House in Christchurch

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Bridle Path House in Christchurch

Heathcote Valley Home Rebuild Project, South Island, New Zealand – design by Borrmeister Architects

24 Apr 2018

Bridle Path House

Design: Borrmeister Architects Ltd

Location: Heathcote Valley, Christchurch, NZ

Bridle Path House

Bridle Path House in Christchurch

A modest family home nestled amongst the foothills of the Port Hills in Heathcote Valley, Christchurch.

Bridle Path House in Christchurch

Bridle Path House in Christchurch

This project was a rebuild option for clients who were keen to stay within their community after the 2011 earthquakes.

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The house, like the section, is naturally orientated towards the valley and features a longitudinal stretch of windows offering magnificent views across the valley and an intimacy with the surrounding landscape. The band of sliding doors below opens onto an expansive deck – blurring the boundary between man-made house and the natural surroundings. The northern ‘glass house’ end of the house sits under generous overhanging eaves giving an illusion of the house disappearing into the trees beyond. A double height space is located behind a portion of the ‘glass house’ allowing natural daylight to filter into the first floor common areas.

Bridle Path House in Christchurch

The house is a good example of what can be achieved on a modest budget and well thought-out economical design.

Bridle Path House in Christchurch

The brief was for a simple modest and economical family home, with excellent indoor-outdoor flow, open to the sun and providing natural ventilation, capturing the views to the valley and mountains beyond.

Bridle Path House in Christchurch

Some key challenges was the modest budget, as well as very difficult underlying ground conditions, which restricted the size and shape of the house.

Bridle Path House in Christchurch

Bridle Path House – Building Information

Project size: 196 sqm
Completion date: 2016
Building levels: 2

Bridle Path House in Christchurch

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