Queenstown, New Zealand
Situated in Queenstown, The Lynds Residence is nestled beside a river terrace, positioned to take full advantage of the surrounding mountainous views. Moving through the spaces each opening brings focus to a significant mountain peak. The home has been designed to facilitate a strong connection with its surroundings, while also provided a grounded and nurturing environment for the clients to raise their young family.
It was imperative the home consisted of healthy, natural materials and could support future solar energy systems. Exposed Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) panels form the majority of the interior surfaces while the exterior has been clad for low maintenance and longevity in the harsh Queenstown environment.
A pergola structure spans the front of the home to support the growth of deciduous climbing plants, providing green shading in the summer, and filtered sunshine in the winter. To extend this garden connection the stepped down lounge opens out through tall bi-folding doors onto a courtyard space.
The Structural CLT panels took Makers Fabrication just three and a half days to assemble, with the entire build being completed within three months. All built in furniture, storage, and kitchen joinery was custom designed, manufactured and installed by Makers Fabrication.
Photography by Makers