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Rawene House in Auckland, NZ

12 May 2020

Rawene House in Auckland, New Zealand

Design: Stevens Lawson Architects

Location: Auckland, North Island, New Zealand

Rawene House Auckland NZ

The Rawene House rests at the harbour’s edge in the leafy Auckland suburb of Westmere.

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Stevens Lawson Architects’ client was committed to eastern spirituality and nourishment of the soul and their role was to interpret this in a New Zealand context with a house that belonged to this place. The architects aimed to create an earthy and soulful home, a place of spiritual calm and a peaceful haven in the city.

Rawene House Auckland NZ

A rough, textured insitu cast concrete wall forms a spine, defining the ridgeline and the circulation flow through the house. Landscaped courtyards open off either side allowing sunlight, air and nature into the heart of the house.

Rawene House Auckland NZ

The steeply angled roof planes and peripheral walls are clad in cedar shingles, like a feather cloak draped over the structure.

Rawene House Auckland NZ

Rawene House Auckland NZ

The living areas overlook the waterfront, while spaces for sleeping, yoga and music open onto private courtyards. Full height glazing gives a sense of transparency, allowing the presence of the harbour to be felt throughout the house.

Rawene House Auckland NZ

Rawene House Auckland NZ

It is envisaged that the house will play host to meditation retreats and spiritual workshops.

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This is also a healthy house specifically designed to minimise toxins and electromagnetic radiation. Natural materials, finishes and hand made products have been used throughout; while the structure is made from timber, with no structural steel.

Rawene House Auckland NZ

Employing passive design principles, the house includes photovoltaic cells, rainwater harvesting, LED lighting, and a charging station for an electric vehicle.

Rawene House Auckland NZ

Rawene House Auckland NZ

Rawene House, Auckland – Building Information

Architect: Stevens Lawson Architects

Completion date: 2015

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Photography: Mark Smith

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