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The Michael Hill Clubhouse by Patterson Associates

September 17, 2009 - Otago
New Zealand’s most awarded Architects and Urban Designers in 2008, Patterson Associates Limited, has designed The Michael Hill Clubhouse, located on Wakatipu Basin, New Zealand. The architecture reflects the New Zealand’s identity which defined by landscape as well as the Maori mythology as a people borne of the land and the sky. Hunkered into the earth with less than a third of its volume penetrating above the ground plane, The Michael Hill Clubhouse seeks to integrate and intensify the experience of golf’s primary relationship with the landscape.

Rahimoana Villa by Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects

August 27, 2009 - Bay of Islands
Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects designed the Rahimoana Villa, which is part of the Eagle’s Nest Resort located in the Bay of Islands in New Zealand. The brief called for a spiritual refuge for the owners of the house and their guests. The dramatic isolation of the site afforded unrestricted openness in design, allowing a seamless connection with the exterior, taking up 360° views of the landscape.

Mystic Peak, Queenstown, New Zealand

June 25, 2009 - Otago
Surrounded by an Elysian, dreamlike landscape, this remarkable residence looms large over Queenstown, New Zealand, encompassing 40 hectares of pristine alpine terrain. Situated on ultimate elevation in ‘The Remarkables' mountain range, the epic proportions and edgy, industrial design brief of this 550 sqm residence resonate with the imposing setting.