Contemporary Sustainable Waterfront Loft – Split Box in New Zealand
Nestled in New Zealand’s Kennedy Bay, the Split Box House by Morse Architects uses renewable and low-impact materials to create a light, two-storey contemporary loft overlooking the seaside. This sustainable waterfront home is much grander in scale than it appears, set in the foreground of these massive, lush peaks. Built of glass framed in wood and corrugated iron, this modern design features a pier-like base to accommodate the sloping landscape. The expansive windows facilitate natural house heating when the sun goes down, while in the heat of the day, slats along the window tops and bottoms allow for natural ventilation. The home’s unique “split” down the middle divides the interior living areas, while also functioning to harvest rainwater. Morse Architects.