Space Architecture Studio designed this beautiful new home in Te Horo, New Zealand. According to the architects: “The owners wanted a contemporary and elegant home, one that reflected a well crafted and thoughtfully designed solution, yet felt like it had been well established on the site and wasn’t a “new” building.  They were very prescriptive when it came to the specific views they required from different spaces and how they wanted to live in the home. The home was designed to fit seamlessly into the existing site constraints and sit within the natural dunal forms of the wider landscape. Traditional rural architecture has been articulated in strong gable forms, forms that our clients were drawn to and comfortable with from the outset of the design process. The design of the home is based on two wings – a sleeping wing and a living wing connected by a glazed entrance link. The link bridges the wetland stream bed below and entry to the house is via a boardwalk with views through the link-way to the coast beyond.  This accentuates the connection to the wetlands which our clients had been regenerating for several years.