Jack’s Point is renowned as one of the leading residential and golfing developments in Australasia. It’s a 1200-hectare settlement based on a working farm on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, just 20 minutes outside of Queenstown.
Material COLORSTEEL® ENDURA®
Designed and developed over the past fifteen years by international planning practice Darby Partners Limited, it has been specifically formed to visually blend into the landscape using environmentally sensitive construction processes. Houses at Jack’s Point are expected to comply with 140 pages of design guidelines to ensure that they “tread lightly on the land, [with] no disturbance to its intrinsic values”.
Stonewood Homes’ Queenstown architect Filiberto Rayon-Villela chose Metalcraft’s ESPAN® profile, using COLORSTEEL® ENDURA® as the roofing solution to tick these boxes.
The Stonewood Homes’ show won the 2016 Otago and Southland Registered Master Builders’ Association GIB Show Home Gold Award, as well as the overall category prize.
The home is around 240 sqm, with four bedrooms on the 826 sqm section. While it’s owned by private individuals, Stonewood Homes Queenstown Limited built it and they have a 12-month renewable option to use it as their show home within this development.
The structure consists of four separate pavilions with 25 degree pitched roofs of varying heights, linked by three flat membrane roofs above connecting corridors. While the section has long north-south boundaries, the house itself is oriented east-west to maximise the impressive views. This orientation also allows for a large north-facing deck off the kitchen/dining and living pavilions, offering three aspects to ensure all-day light in every season. A sheltered east-facing courtyard, accessed from the kitchen/dining pavilion, opens to views of The Remarkables mountain range.
Filiberto Rayon-Villela enjoyed working with Metalcraft’s Espan profile using COLORSTEEL® ENDURA®.
“I like to play with materials,” he explained, pointing out that he used ESPAN® not only for roofing but also as a cladding material on the build, alongside cedar weatherboards. “The high ribs give strong shadow lines and its concealed fixings mean it copes well with the Otago weather,” he said.
The concealed fixings on Espan not only deliver excellent weather performance, but often eliminate the need for expensive substrates. Profiles simply lock onto the clips, which are fixed directly onto purlins at varying centres depending on thickness and wind loadings.
Like many visitors through the home, Filbert Rayon-Villela loves the sense of space it offers. “It delivers a series of individual, yet linked, spaces that connect with the outside and provide sheltered outdoor areas that can be enjoyed all year round.”
Architect Filiberto Rayon-Villela
Builder Stonewood Homes Queenstown Limited