Waikawa House

Definitely a little different from a building aspect, this three storey house with an awesome view overlooking Waikawa Bay in Picton has recently been completed. 

Made up of a mixture of in-situ concrete beams and stack bonded blocks, it also features a cantilevered concrete floor on the third level.  The site remained covered in scaffolding and propping for some months until the concrete was hardened enough to support itself.

Use of glass balustrades the length of the patios of the third floor living areas, makes for uninterrupted views out to the bay.
   
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Dates: 2010
Project Designer: David McBride Architect
Type of Building: Residential
Size of Building:  
Building Detail: Three storey, in-situ concrete beams and stack bonded block.  
Challenges: Very steep back section site, which limited access to and manoeuvrability within the site.