Case Study – Small and beautiful, a timber structure at a domestic scale.

Andrew Charleson, School of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

The architectural brief was challenging: a steep narrow site, admittedly with a northern aspect, a restricted budget, a high stud height and no gibboard! The client also needed a spacious area in which to play her violin, and was keen to use natural materials wherever possible. After years of living in a house at various stages of completion she could not bear to paint another wall. The solution, an exquisite timber house that treats the senses.

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