A home’s armour
Extract: A coastal Mt Maunganui home on a small, complex site that utilises an ingenious kiwi creation called ‘Kaynemaile Architectural Mesh’ has won the 2018 ADNZ | Resene Residential New Home between 150m2 and 300m2 Architectural Design Award.
Designed by Adam Taylor of Adam Taylor Architecture, the design ignores traditional seaside aesthetics, and instead embraces strong industrial structures and materials. It is located on one of the busiest roads in Mt Maunganui – an interesting mix of urban and coastal.
In a unique twist, the design strongly features the use of Kaynemaile amour, with the home’s left corner wrapped in the inventive material – this provides the home owner with privacy and intimacy, without disturbing the serene outlook to the ocean.
Sculptural and practical, Adam Taylor says the Kaynemaile adds many elements to the home.
“It provides a true solar screen and its interlinking nature gives it an ever-changing appearance. The brass tone of the mesh adds to the executive feel.”