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Two gabled cottages linked by a flat-roofed element find delineation through dramatic paint colours

Architectural form and exterior colours both played a role in this home’s design.

Exterior in Resene Scoria

The new house – designed by architect Annabel Cropper of Nott Architects – is comprised of two gabled-roof cottages linked by a shared living and office space.

“The form and scale of the cottages is a nod to the heritage status of the area, while still achieving a modern feel. The bold forms are connected by a flat-roofed element that links and separates them.”

The stand-out architecture is further highlighted by dramatic cladding colours. ”Resene Scoria – a red-brown – was chosen to offset the crisp geometry of the cottages with a warm rustic colour. At the same time, we wanted the cottages to have a monolithic quality, so chose the Resene Scoria to match the red Dimondek roofing for a continuous colour.”

Low sheen and washable, Resene Picton Blue and Resene Scoria, both in Resene Lumbersider, bring separation and connection on this project.

This same tone already existed in the historic cottages in the area, so the choice of colour is also a nod to these houses.

The other main cladding colour used was Resene Picton Blue, which was chosen to distinguish the flat roofed, central form as a more abstract, contemporary element.

The paints are in Resene Lumbersider based on a tough 100% acrylic resin that maximises durability in exposed settings.


February 2019

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