The Waikopua House takes its name from the location which is in the Waikopua Bay on the Waiheke Island only eleven miles away from Auckland, New Zealand and it features a contemporary architecture designed by the practice of Daniel Marshall Architects for a single family.
The aim of the project is to provide a comfortable and diverse ambiance for the inhabitants with a lot of natural colors, following the idea of a family group camping and creating space between the functional nodes to allow enough space for boats and for water to pass through the valley and reach the bay below them.
The lower space acts as a physical separation for the guest house and it also incorporates a garage. The residence maintains a constant visual connection with the natural surroundings through the floor to ceiling windows that allow panoramic views. The materials used in the construction are locally sourced stone and timber to feel linked with the environment and offer a sustainable home.