The Brewer House located on Roy’s Peninsula on the shore of Lake Wanaka, New Zealand is at the toe of a glacial escarpment on a naturally occurring terrace which is surrounded by a stunning view of the lake, the NZ Southern Alps and of the Matukituki River.
The project was designed by the practice of Sarah Scott Architects Ltd. with contours that adapt to the site allowing it to find a spot in the natural hollow. The axes generating the plan start with the landscape and continue inside to the corridors.
The plan of the house adapts to the rocky surroundings by changing direction in order to avoid conflict with the site and the changes of direction separate the interior into three main areas one consisting the living room while the other two being the bedroom wings.
The roof planes further brake the structure due to their low angle pitch which eliminates the large expanses of roof and makes the house better adapted to the landscape.