Pattersons Architects has built the 'Parihoa House' in Muriwai, New Zealand. The home is arranged as a series of spaces linked by way of the circulation courtyard and secret doors, discovering forms and shapes yet suggesting a history; a sense of transcended time. There is no modification to the landscape other than the sentry of the form itself. Wind and sea spray thunders up from the ocean 200 feet below and wrap around to protect a circulation courtyard from the rugged and harsh coastal environment.
- Kevin Sanchez