Sustainable design is important everywhere, but Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects took sustainability upon themselves with this Great Barrier home. Located on Great Barrier Island– just off the coast of New Zealand, this contemporary built residence also focuses on outdoor living as a main source of entertaining and daily life.
Situated right in the midst of nature, the home itself is long and narrow with plenty of interesting architectural features. An adequate amount of glazing on the elevated structure helps to open up the rich wood tones, and they slide open to operate as an indoor outdoor space. A contemporary interior offsets the otherwise seemingly rustic cabin style space. With the Great Barrier Island being a prime factor in the sustainability of the space, solar power and maintaining the existing land make this home much more sweet.