Soroka House

Soroka Residence sits on a large rural section in the much sort after ‘golden triangle’ in the Wakatipu Basin, the design itself is a large and dramatic symmetrical design featuring poured in-situ concrete over super-insulated poly block walls. North and south-facing pavilions enable the occupants to simultaneously capture both Coronet Peak and The Remarkables mountain ranges.

Designs that incorporate our clients’ ideas, yet exceed expectations.

- Katrina Dravitzki & Alister Brown

Ashen timber cladding was chosen for its warmth to contrast the use of concrete, steel, and glass. The ashen timber was also used alongside American Oak joinery extensively on the interior which has created an interior that is not only beautiful but also durable. The aesthetic and materials of the interior of this home are a reflection of the exterior and whilst it functions as one large home, it also has the flexibility to be split into a home with separate guest house simply by locking large internal pivot doors.

Dravitzki Brown have been a great architectural studio to work with. I would have no hesitation to engage them for any future building projects.

- Hans & Suzy Raetz

With considerable expertise in designing all aspects of complex spaces, the duo are accustomed to juggling factors of proportion, size, scale, sun, views and energy efficiency with the brief and budget, creating designs that complement and enhance the client’s lifestyle.