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Dalefield Guest House - 2015 Southern Architecture Awards Winner

2015 Southern Architecture Awards Winner

This is a relaxed retreat for guests and a break-out zone from the formality and large scale of the primary residence. With its pared back simplicity of getting away from it all, the building has the character of a 5 Star DOC hut. Clever structures incorporating floating cantilevers and delicate cross bracing allow a simple play of well-proportioned forms carefully inserted into the landscape. Vertical cladding and slatted screens sit comfortably within the treed setting, while the horizontal stone base and cantilevered roof comfortably nestle into the counters of the site. A lively and bright interior contrasts with the external colour palette and use of natural materials that will continue to age and blend into the environment.