House on Onoke

House on Onoke proposes a design for a holiday home near the mouth of Lake Onoke, located in the Wairarapa, New Zealand. Limited by regional construction materials and the brief requirements of housing a couple and not exceeding 50m2, the design reflects the identity of this area through materiality and form. The house is composed of an open kitchen and dining space, a small living room and central staircase that climbs up to the bedroom and bathroom. The house is intended to act as a “home away from home” and is modelled with he idea of the Kiwi bach in mind.


I am an architecture graduate living in Wellington, New Zealand.

I completed my Bachelors in Architecture at Victoria University of Wellington in 2022 and have since been travelling and working in a range of fields. 

Over the past two years, I have gained experience in architectural drafting and design, manufacturing and building. I am available for full-time work in Architecture.


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tel: +64 21 141 5998

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