These semi-detached duplex units are constructed on a sloping site. To maximise space utilisation without penetrating the local recession planes, the structure has a stepped form. This resulted in the need for multiple retaining walls to both the building and landscaping.

A thermally broken suspended insitu concrete slab was provided between the garage and the first level living. The rear section is supported on a timber pile foundation to limit the need of importing file material onto a difficult site.

Steel portals have been utilised for bracing along the west elevation. These have been celebrated, remaining exposed, framing the surrounding mountains.

Region: Jack’s Point, Queenstown

Size of Project: 380 sqm, more or less

Category: Living

Architect: Wyatt Gray Architects

Contractor: Jarra Carpentry / David Reid Homes (Queenstown)

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