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April 27, 2022

A house of contrast, Caspers House is an interior designer’s own home. Crafted by Dessein Parke in collaboration with Glamuzina Architects, the residence represents the playful exploration of space and colour.

The relationship between the home and its unique location may be the first indication that Caspers House is an interior designer’s own home. Settled on Paku Hill, an old volcano at the edge of Tairua, Caspers House relates to its setting through its boldly designed architecture. Comprised of subtle, corrugated fiberglass and sporting a triangular structure, the unconventional façade of the home references the special nature of the landscape.

As an interior designer’s own home, Caspers House expresses an adventurous design approach, distinguishing it from typical New Zealand dwellings and paying homage to its unusual volcano location. In contrast to the stark white interiors of other homes, the design of Caspers House champions a dark, muted palette that calms the senses.

Testifying to its status as an interior designer’s own home, Caspars House maximises the spatial opportunities afforded by its unique architecture. Open-plan elements are contrasted with split levels, establishing the spatial flow of the home and allowing for moments of privacy within communally inhabited spaces.

The ideal match for its volcano setting, Caspers House is imbued with a sense of character. Intelligently designed and thoroughly executed, the residence exemplifies an interior designer’s own home.

00:00 - Introduction to an Interior Designer’s Own Home
00:51 - Orientation of the Home
01:31 - Interior Designer’s Own Home
02:04 - Unique Wall Colour
02:25 - Utilisinig Natural Light
02:45 - Split Level Design
03:31 - Features of the Home
04:21 - The Interior Designer’s Favourite Part of the Home
04:39 - The Architect’s Favourite Part of the Home
04:55 - Success of the Project

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Photography by Samuel Hartnett.
Architecture by Glamuzina Architects.
Interior Design and Styling by Dessein Parke.
Build by CTL Construction LTD.
Landscape Architecture by Outerspaces.
Filmed and Edited by Cadre.
Production by The Local Project.

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