Mai Mai

Tāmaki Makaurau

This is a home for a couple, it reconciles two individual personalities, hunter and bird and creates a singular sense of place. A feathery motif referencing traditional Maori feather cloaks is used on the exterior white fibreglass walls. Inside, a small footprint incorporates many spatial experiences, including wide city views, a leather lined den and an interior courtyard.

Mai Mai is a term for the shelter used for hunting or bird watching. In this Mai Mai the glass surrounded sitting room sits like a private perch from which to enjoy viewing the city.



Selected as one of the best 15 houses, Barcelona World Architecture Festival, 2008

NZIA Resene New Zealand Award for Architecture, 2008


Simon Devitt