Split Apple Rock House (Matz)

A phenomenal panorama of Split Apple Rock was the driver for this home’s plan by Matz Architects, which won the 2016 Nelson Marlborough residential award. The structural engineering by Constructure enabled that panorama to be framed with sophistication and complexity, while the views and exterior connections vary as you move throughout the house. Beautiful detailing harks back to Arts and Crafts precedents and provides a richness to the living spaces that matches the views. The Matz architects have married their international clients’ desires to a local sensibility, an understanding of the site and the wider context. The result is a strong piece of architecture well suited to their needs.