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LIVE-Brosnan Residence

Location
Hadlow, South Canterbury
Area
275 sqrm
Use
Private Residence
Services
Design and Contract Documentation

Located on a lifestyle block in rural south Canterbury, the Brosnan Residence overlooks farmland pasture and onward to the Southern Alps. 

A building orientating along the east west axis was a means to an end to maximize the views to the north and natural light. With clients’ enthusiastic about experimenting, the traditional rural home was not on the cards. The concept of two pavilions came from reflecting difference in public and private spaces in a home while providing a strong connection to the landscape. 

To enhance the duality of spaces, tilt slab concrete panels abut extensive glazed areas to create the play between private and public. Glazed areas open generously to terraces, blurring the boundaries between inside and outside and providing a relaxed living environment.