Located in Auckland, New Zealand, the award-winning Clifford-Forsyth House is inspired by the idea of a boathouse retreat, almost a holiday home within the city. In my opinion, the house resembles a lantern of light; open and spacious, private at parts while also very revealing.
This 250 sq. meters home is three stories high, built on a slope. Approaching from the street above, the visitor is welcomed by a colonnade and glazed screen stretched between block walls.
The structure combines a light wooden frame with separated solid retaining block walls, that divide the space; frame and walls fill out the void between a concrete base and a folded plate roof underlined with plywood.