Mana Ridge walks the tightrope between rural and contemporary. Three modest gabled forms, sympathetic to its prominent position, will gently patina as time passes. The commission called for a modern, practical, high-performance estate. Our response was to gather common use spaces and array each cluster across the Valley head. Living and Sleeping wings orient North to passive design principles with utility spaces nestled behind. Movement spaces, flat-roofed and lower, hold these together. The enclosed westerly courtyard and limited south-facing glazing provide privacy. Carefully balanced on arrival, the glass link full of intrigue, invites you in. Inside, the refined central kitchen deftly orients to the panoramic Mauao view. Its subtle details wrapping and weaving into the broader living spaces. With an outlook taking in East through West across dining, social, lounge and courtyard spaces.
We are so glad we chose ata (formerly known as Adam Taylor Architecture) to create our family home and lifestyle in Tauranga. Adam is an absolute pleasure to work with and so talented at what he does. We were impressed with the amount of thought and detail Adam put into our house, and the passion he showed for our project. Thank you ata, our final design is better than we could have ever imagined.
Edward and Sasha Pendergast