This new house in Westmere was designed by Rogan Nash Architects. Much like a family, the design focuses on interconnection. The kitchen acts as the lynchpin of the design – not only as a metaphoric heart, but as the centre of the plan: a reflection of a family who have a passion for cooking and entertaining. The rooms directly converse with each other: from the kitchen you can see the deck and snug where the children play; or talk to friends at the sofa in the lounge; whilst preparing food together to put on the dining table.

This project was awarded a New Zealand Institute of Architects NZIA Housing award. It has been published in Urbis, Home, Architecture Now and Homestyle.