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
Architect: Wyatt Gray Architects
Contractor: Jarra Carpentry / David Reid Homes (Queenstown)