Matakana House

This house is situated within the bucolic landscape of Matakana, overlooking Sugarloaf Hill to the North, wetland to the West and farmland to the East and South.


To negotiate this pastoral site, shifts between the conditions of deep and shallow are made across multiple scales of composition, while notions of prospect and refuge are explored in program. The interplay between these conditions manifests as steps, rises, pivots, knots, gradients and shifts in lighting, always deployed in equipoise, in a constant equalising and balancing of effect.

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Photographer Samuel Hartnett