- Frasers Property
- Queenstown New Zealand
- 2005 -
- Tim Greer, Elizabeth Muir, Antonia Bromhead, John Chesterman, Tamara Frangelli
Tonkin Zulaikha Greer have designed a unique mountain development in New Zealand for Frasers. The site is a South-facing slope with spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and the ranges, and wraps around a substantial boulder left by the retreating ice age glaciers.
Terraced houses are distributed across the sloping site, hugging the land contours like an alpine hill town. The relationship of the houses to each other is generated by the ridges and folds of the land. In this way, the buildings describe the contours of the land, as a glove fits a hand.
The traditional stone clad terraced houses have been loosely organised into four â€˜columnsâ€™ or clusters, each one crowned by a lightweight alpinesque building form. Such a composition presents four house-sized buildings to Broadview Rise, keeping them in scale with the single freestanding houses of the surrounding area.
The houses are made from a palette of natural materials, such as traditional Queenstown schist walls, copper cladding and roofing, timber cladding and natural grey precast concrete. For variation, some walls will have coloured render. The houses range in size from 200 square metres; each is fully serviced, enjoys spectacular views and has good solar access.