Following the Christchurch earthquake of 2011, a two-level, early 20 century home was damaged beyond repair and was subsequently demolished. A new home was required within the footprint of the original. The established garden was to remain untouched for the new home. Elements such as sitting and space, were asked to form part of the new design due to the residents long established connection to the site
The new home looks to honour the memory of spatial relationships, outlook and form of the original home, by enhancing and celebrating these conditions. For the owner, the home looks to cross the divide from historic (memory) to imminent (future).