Futuristic Queenstown bunker house plans short-listed for award – New Zealand Herald

An Auckland structure apply has been short-listed for a world award for audacious plans for a futuristic, partially underground bunker-style house deliberate for Jack's Level close to Queenstown.

Hamish Monk and Dean Mackenzie of Monk Mackenzie Architects designed the partially underground bunker-style house as an enormous X, with the central hub suspended bridge-like above a wetland space.

How the house would look mid-summer, surrounded by tussock.
How the house would look mid-summer season, surrounded by tussock.

Their plans have been short-listed by the World Structure Pageant 2017 underneath the long run class and the outcomes can be out in November.

The positioning outdoors overlooks Lake Wakatipu on the foothills of The Remarkables mountain vary and Monk stated he was assured the house could be constructed.


"Lots of people ask that. Lots of people have a look at it and ask if it is an actual challenge however sure it's," Monk stated.

"The consumer is a eager golfer. A part of the temporary is for him to hire this out as a luxurious dwelling."

The 670sq m house has six bedrooms, a media suite, spa, sauna and steam room with central dwelling/kitchen/eating, he stated.

Requested how the roof would address snow, Monk stated it was designed to take the load: "The entire roof construction is a publish-pressure concrete slab, as much as 600ml thick."

The house is designed to sit low in the landscape, dominated by The Remarkables.
The house is designed to take a seat low within the panorama, dominated by The Remarkables.

The architects described their plans.

"This personal residence engages an uncompromising and breathtakingly stunning panorama with an equally uncompromising structure," they stated.

The X-form layout of the house is visible in this image.
The X-type format of the house is seen on this picture.

"Resolutely grounded in its website, the construction is anchored at 4 factors however arches to bridge a pure watercourse bisecting the positioning. To the east, the mountains current an imposing backdrop. To the west, the positioning descends to the lake edge, providing lengthy views
of sheer cliffs assembly the water line. Right here, the local weather and climate is very variable - a consequence of the good openness of the lake assembly the enclosure of the mountain vary," the architects stated.

The hub of the planned house is at the centre of the X.
The hub of the deliberate house is on the centre of the X.

The wind comes from all instructions and the solar is usually behind the mountain ridge however displays intensely off the lake, the stated. Throughout winter, the positioning is snowbound however in summer season it's lined in tussock and wetland flora.

Architects Hamish Monk (left) and Dean Mackenzie.
Architects Hamish Monk (left) and Dean Mackenzie.

The constructing type strongly establishes and delineates alternatives for enclosure and inhabitation internally and round its perimeter, they stated.

The Christchurch Conference and Exhibition Centre by Woods Bagot and two different Monk Mackenzie initiatives are additionally shortlisted for awards underneath the 'future' class.

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Futuristic Queenstown bunker house plans short-listed for award - New Zealand Herald