On Clark - Swisspearl
On Clark, Christchurch, New Zealand
On Clark, Christchurch, New Zealand
On Clark, Christchurch, New Zealand
On Clark, Christchurch, New Zealand
Modern-Day Cottage
On Clark | Christchurch, New Zealand

Comfort and light in daily routines were emphasized in the planning of Sumner House in Christchurch. The house is situated on a flood plain and therefore needed to be raised above the ground. The connection with the street front allows interaction with neighbours and passersby while still maintaining a sense of security. The external materials were chosen for their low-maintenance and durability in the coastal environment, which weathers materials quickly. These materials include prefabricated Swisspearl panels in a silvery grey colour, a thermally modified timber rainscreen, cedar weatherboards, and pre-finished steel roof cladding. Since the Swisspearl panels are prefabricated and the timber floor cassettes and wall and roof panels were built off-site in the builder’s warehouse, the total construction time was minimized to a mere six months.

On Clark, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • LocationChristchurch, New Zealand
  • ArchitectAW Architects, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • PartnerAvon Dickie Construction Ltd., Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Year2020
  • PhotographerLumo Photography, Christchurch, New Zealand
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