Year: New Zealand Save this picture!© Paul McCredie+ 10 Share Photographs Nelson House / Kerr Ritchie 2008 Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/422863/nelson-house-kerr-ritchie Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses•Nelson, New Zealand Architects: Kerr Ritchie Area Area of this architecture project Projects photographs: Paul McCrediePhotographs: Paul McCredieSave this picture!© Paul McCredieRecommended ProductsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaText description provided by the architects. This project is a new home for a young family. Set on a sloping site in a suburban environment overlooking Nelson City, the harbour and mountains beyond, it is within walking and cycling distance to work and the town centre. Save this picture!© Paul McCredieThe house is formed by two volumes. A tall two storey steel form hugs the south boundary turning its back to an adjacent access way with milk laminate windows. On the north side it is open to the sun and garden culminating in an outdoor room. A lower timber entry wing follows the eastern boundary. Together they to maximise the private and sunny spaces to the north and west. Comprehensive landscaping has and provided a flat lawn for the young children, decks and outdoor bathing. Save this picture!© Paul McCredieEntry to the house is via a sunken east facing courtyard space that will become more private from the street as planting matures. A tall entrance doubles as a dining space and a central pivot. Living spaces extend from here to the north – kitchen, main living , and the outside living room. The “peace room” extends to the west behind a bright yellow door. A yoga studio is concealed behind on a half level. The upper level contains children’s bedrooms that can open out into the corridor space via large yellow sliding doors. An office space is also included on this level integrated with the stair. Save this picture!© Paul McCredieThis home uses basic passive solar principles, solar hot water heating, generous insulation, and natural materials together with more sophisticated means, such as an air to water heat pump to heat the house. This makes it an energy efficient house with a low impact on both the environment and neighbourhood. Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessUrban Planning Lessons from the World’s Largest (Temporary) CityArchitecture NewsHouse in Itami / Tato ArchitectsSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeKerr RitchieOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNelsonHousesNew ZealandPublished on September 05, 2013Cite: “Nelson House / Kerr Ritchie” 05 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.