- Posted On June 17, 2021
Inland House / Gerrad Hall Architects Photographs: Tash Hopkins Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project New Zealand Manufacturers: Steel & Tube, Architectural Profiles Limited, Warmington FiresOther Participants:Oisin FrostArchitect In Charge:Gerrad HallCity:MangawhaiCountry:New ZealandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tash HopkinsText description provided by the architects. The site was a secret valley that had been subdivided off from a larger farm located about an hour north or Auckland.Save this picture!Site PlanI wanted to explore what a “Modern Farmhouse” could be using traditional New Zealand rural buildings as a formal reference for two of the three structures. One is a faithful copy of a shed typology, the other is an evolution of a hay-barn typology into a more complicated spatial experience. The third building is a tower standing as an sentinel for the valley and utilised as guest accommodation.Save this picture!© Tash HopkinsThe clients wanted to retreat from the city back to the land and memories of their childhood on a Dairy Farm. This idea of nostalgia suggested a search for the romantic and the rustic rather than intellectual abstraction. Save this picture!© Tash HopkinsThe collection of structures is assembled informally around a gravelled yard and a 3m step in the ground contour to the level of the lawns. This arrangement serves to reference most farm complexes aggregated nature, and allow the buildings and the interstitial spaces to constantly re-frame the landscape as occupants move though the site.Save this picture!© Tash HopkinsInstead of the modernist dissolution of the interior and exterior, there are clear divides between the two and a gradation of light and volume from the large well-lit spaces to the smaller darker.The changing interiority a traditional barn through the seasons as it fills and empties with hay is referenced by playing out the main circulation on the two levels and the varying proximity to the enclosing roof. Save this picture!© Tash HopkinsProject gallerySee allShow lessDream/Dive Platform / Studio NorthSelected ProjectsJohn James Village / DJAS ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Inland House / Gerrad Hall ArchitectsSave this projectSaveInland House / Gerrad Hall Architects Houses “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/868558/inland-house-gerrad-hall-architects Clipboard Projects CopyHouses•Mangawhai, New Zealand “COPY” Area: 320 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeGerrad Hall ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMangawhaiNew ZealandPublished on April 29, 2017Cite: ” Inland House / Gerrad Hall Architects” 28 Apr 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.