Okura House by Bossley Architects.

Okura House was designed by Bossley Architects and is located in North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand. Designed for a sensitive ridge in rolling countryside, this house was depressed three metres into the existing ridgeline to minimise impact on the sea views from the neighbouring sites.

Okura House by Bossley Architects 01

Okura House by Bossley Architects 02 Okura House by Bossley Architects 03 Okura House by Bossley Architects 04 Okura House by Bossley Architects 05 Okura House by Bossley Architects 06 Okura House by Bossley Architects 07 Okura House by Bossley Architects 08

Two separate buildings, linked by screens and lightweight roof, define the entry and pool area and help minimise the overall visual bulk. The main living wing has a central section of concrete walls and earth roof to replicate the original ridge when viewed from afar. From this ‘grounded’ element radiate the floating roof over the living areas, and a separate bedroom wing which cantilevers dramatically over the falling land. Photos by: Ewen Cafe