Responding to the high winds that buffet the site, Treetops sees a sloping roof encase a protruding form sitting lightly on a series of rounded steel columns, immersing the addition amongst the tree canopies. The resulting structure celebrates a shared openness, both internally and out, into the natural elements—as the old and new converge through a series of considered gestures.
Location: Grey Lynn, Auckland
Photography: David Straight
Builder: Wolf Construction
The coming-together of a sense of retreat together with an openness becomes an analogy for everyday life.
Honouring the past, the overlaying of a more purposeful connection to place together with the original handcrafted approach ensures the old and new coalesce across the site.