Recycled materials are oft-used in private residential commissions—from shipping containers re-appropriated wholesale to reclaimed wood in interiors. But the K Valley House, about an hour-and-a-half's drive outside of Auckland, New Zealand, takes a different tack, putting its weathered corrugated-metal siding on brilliant display.
Designed by local firm Herbst Architects, the house acts as a retreat for a filmmaking couple who travel often and purchased the 20-hectare (nearly 50 acres) parcel of land in the Kauaeranga valley (the "K" in "K Valley") as a place for respite between away shoots. The clients use the land for growing food, "animal husbandry, and butchery," according to the architects.
Inspired by the corroded agricultural sheds that dot the region, the largely timber house features open-plan, double-height interiors with exposed structural elements. Glazing on three sides of the residence frame pretty stellar views of the surrounding landscape.
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