The Red House
The Red House is a compact and cost effective home in a pocket of native New Zealand bush, conceived as a simple abstract cube sitting within its natural surrounds. A striking red colour was chosen as a contrast to the green of the bush and adds an element of life and the slightly unexpected within this context. Corrugated iron cladding is articulated with the placement of vertical and horizontal sheets in random patterns breaking up the scale of the building.
Statement of the jury
This cube-shaped building is ensconced in nature, where it creates a fascinating contrast to the surrounding greenery not only by virtue of its clear design aesthetic, but also and above all thanks to the vertical and horizontal metal plates used in its façade – whose red colour makes for a lively element.