Pegasus House

Pegasus House

Architect
Dalman Architects
Location
Pegasus, New Zealand | View Map
Project Year
2020
Category
Private Houses
Stephen Goodenough
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Quartz SurfacesCaesarstone
4030 Oyster
Underfloor heating using hot water heat pumpCentral Heating
THERMOFORMDezignatek
Vertical Shiplap Cedar Weatherboards HP58 Herman Pacific
Kitchen benchtop and splashbackLAMINEX
Light fittingsLighthouse lighting

Product Spec Sheet
Quartz Surfaces
4030 Oyster by Caesarstone
Underfloor heating using hot water heat pump
THERMOFORM
Vertical Shiplap Cedar Weatherboards HP58
Kitchen benchtop and splashback
by LAMINEX
Light fittings

Pegasus House

Dalman Architects as Architects

A holiday house for a client that enjoys playing golf and to be away from his busy life in Singapore. The house is located on the west side of the Pegasus town where the lots blend in with the golf course. It faces the North with views over the tee, the lake and the Canterbury foothills beyond. The dwelling was located on the center of the lot to allow free space around it and maximize distance from the road, giving it scale to breath and assume a central position overlooking the surroundings.

 

This house explores the concept of negative / positive spaces. The negative space being the living areas, a central void created by the four elements that organize it. Inside these elements, the positive spaces, they serve the house with the different functions: the main sleeping and guest areas, the garage and the kitchen/services. At the top sits the fifth element, a large flat roof that covers the main space and forms the covered exterior spaces, a unifying element.

 

Each one of the elements has a well-defined materiality that expresses its character and helps reinforce the idea of an assembly of functions. The timber and the concrete materials run to the inside to have a dual use, both cladding and lining, making the interior feels like the exterior and vice versa. By contrast the boxes have smaller spaces, a lower ceiling and a specific/private use, while the center is open and wide, it has a collective character as a gathering space.

 

Different exterior views and outdoor areas are created/framed in between the volumes allowing the mediation between the living area and external terraces. All the glazed stackers can slide into pockets removing the sense of boundaries between in and out: the golf course becomes part of the house, creating a feeling of serenity and belonging that enriches the joy for a perfect holiday

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