Glamuzina Paterson Architects designed an impressive 250 square meter residence bunkered in the landscape of Lake Hawea region, South Island, New Zealand. The overall shape of the residence was perfectly adapted to the environmental requirements: ” The building responds to a series of historical precedents, including the language of the early settler buildings in Arrowtown and central Otago that utilize low slung, stone construction to deal with the extreme environment. It is through a contemporary interpretation of vernacular building form and materiality that the building design developed. The use of brick created a concrete relationship with the site, and anchored it firmly to the ground, along with a textural palette that allowed for a constantly shifting interpretation of scale.” The design and amenities of the residence meet the inhabitants’ need for contemporary living, complete with a high level of comfort. Large windows flood the rooms in natural light and ensure extensive views of the landscape.