RECENT DESIGNS: "Flight
of Fancy"? Updated 22/4/05
HORRELL-ROBB HOUSE, TASMAN HEIGHTS NELSON.
INFLUENCES FROM AIRPORT BUILDINGS AND AERONAUTICAL THEMES.
April 2005 Like an eagle perched and
ready to launch....
As a pilot and being keen on all forms
of aviation, David was very open to the idea of styling this new home for Tania and
himself around aeronautical themes. It was just as well because I had designed the floor
plan around a radial grid of 20 degree segments so any form of traditional styling had
long gone out the window.
Equivilent actual photo of computer
view above. Please excuse the neighbours weeds...!
Curved central roof with hopper and
stainless steel downpipe which also appears to be a support post angled at 10 degrees.
Completed house and getting ready to
take off! See equivilent computer image below, prepared BEFORE house was built!
The central 2 segments of the grid
contain a two storey structure comprising Master bedroom etc above and BR2 and 3 with
bathroom below. The remaining rooms wrap around this central "fuselage" at a
floor level half way between the other two. A wing or kite shaped roof flows over the
central section while low pitch roofs falling in two directions cover the two side
Walls on or parallel to the radial grid
are "heavily" clad with dark metallic painted Hardies compressed sheet in a
1200mm grid while connecting walls are of lighter appearance in horizontal corrugated
Zincalume. Parapets and wing walls are a feature of the heavy walls and are shaped to
align with the roof pitch and sloping walls. Window shapes continue and accentuate these
To help the building "fly" or
float above the ground, foundations are designed of steel struts, braces and cantilevered
beams all anchored by heavy concrete foundation beams. Joinery, and metal work including
the balustrades are brightly coloured to contrast the dark and neutral cladding tones.
Thanks David and Tania, I had a lot of fun with this one.
Entrance at night.
Dining and Kitchen, note that ceiling
slopes with roof in two directions!!
Main bathroom features a sunken bath
with windows at floor level affording expansive views over Tasman bay while maintaining
Lobby looking other way.
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