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Ouokaha

Photo: David St George

New Zealand - Biennale Architettura 2016

New Zealand - Biennale Architettura 2016

A couple bought an island over the internet. A small settlement was planned: house and guest house, caretaker’s cottage, jetty, cable car for carting heavy loads of supplies to the house on the ridge above, water tanks, low solid walls of rammed earth, sunken bath, terraces sheltered from the prevailing winds...
The couple broke up, the island was sold, the drawings are all that remain. But not quite: the idea of the roof as a folded plane, a semblance of the drifts of dead leaves on the abandoned island, light and fragile, continued as memory and intention, and finally, 10 years later and elsewhere, was built. (text: Kathy Waghorne, Future Islands catalogue)

Location:
Ouokaha Island, Marlborough Sounds

Practice:
Bossley Architects

Project team:
Pete Bossley and Liz Wallace

Status:
Unbuilt

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  • Title: Ouokaha
  • Creator: Photo: David St George

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