Great Barrier House Crosson, Clarke, Carnachan Architects
Located on Great Barrier Island in New Zealand, there a masterpiece of timber. Completely sustainable, this home was built with it’s surroundings in mind. It’s elevated timber exoskeleton reflects the neighboring trees and provides flood protection during the rainy season. The porches and exterior facing rooms are aligned for the greatest sun exposure, while still keeping the home cool in the summer. Without any neighbors close by, the living spaces are enclosed with sliding glass doors that the breeze can flow through during the warmer days while still providing excellent views during the colder days. Solar panels on the roof and a water tower provide ample resources for living on this is gorgeous piece a property nestled in the trees.