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