The Dorrington Architects Rutherford House is located in the beautiful region of Lake Taupo, New Zealand, where seasons are similar to those in the West of Canada. The plan for the house was to create a design suitable for those hot summer months and colder winters. The result is stylish and practical.
The concrete flooring of the house raises the floor level and creates a separation from the ground. This helps keep cold out in the winter and moderates the heat in the summer. The house also features a veranda which can be closed off when it becomes too cool outside. Overall, the Dorrington Architects Rutherford House is a great example of how to fully utilize a design to be both practical and modern at the same time.