Mapua House


Homeowner through Studio of Pacific Architecture

Project Typology:

New Residential Build

Build Timeframe:

2004 - 2005

Date Completed:


Significant Stats:

Perched atop a spectacular site in Mapua, this house features a vast array of materials from around the globe. The floor and wall tiles, teak doors and teak flooring were all sourced in Bali; and provide a stunning rustic effect when coupled with the massive timber posts and beams milled straight from the original site.

Single storey, cedar shiplap exterior cladding, torch-down roofing, rough sawn pine tongue & groove ceilings, teak doors and flooring.


Floor Area (m 2)


The amount of timber used made the project labour intensive, but it was a straightforward build.


2009 Architectural Award, and a stunning home with quality finish.

Proportion of Resources:

Robinson Construction delivered the Overall Project Management, and the traditional Concrete, Carpentry and Finishing trades.

Using subcontractors for Structural Steel, Roofing, Electrical, Hydraulic, Mechanical Services, Joinery and Painting.

How Key Personnel Supported Success:

Timely ordering of imported materials kept the project on programme, and quality workmanship ensured the overall finish of the home.


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