Mataka House, House Design with Winds Force Protection designed by Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects. Located in Mataka Station, Northland. The floor of the house is moving around the crest of the hill to enjoy the expansive view and provide shelter against the wind direction. Since the design review committee commented: “This is a carefully prepared plan to provide, both for the spectacular view and the necessary protection against the winds of gale force … … living guidance construction provides a dynamic layout, which is fighting against the force of the enormous landscape. forms of construction are just a plane with changes in the slope of the roof are at ground level and for their willingness to walk the road through the hill overlooking the development at beautiful.
The design cues come from Matak Maori word meaning “bright faces. Like the huge rock coastal cliffs provide points of view, he goes home. The walls and rows of glass can not, providing subtle variations that capture light differently during the day. It also offers a range of spatial relationships and views from inside.
The site is situated on the crest of a small rise at the base of a mature pine plantation. It is exposed and has 270 degree views. The intention was to develop a house that was not overly dominant in this vast landscape.