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Waimarino Luxury Lodge in Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand by Design Base Architecture

Project name:
Waimarino (Maori for Still Waters)
Architecture firm:
Design Base Architecture, New Zealand & Fearon Hay Architects
Edge of Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown, New Zealand
Tools used:
Autodesk 3ds Max, Corona Renderer, Adobe After Effects (video), Adobe Photoshop (stills)
Principal architect:
Peter Marment
Design team:
Built area:
Luxury Villas = 75.6 m², Premium Villas = 99.2 m², Owners Residence = 738 m², TOTAL 2835.6 m²
Site area:
18,093 m²
Design year:
Completion year:
Walker and Co
In development
Luxury accommodation / Real estate investment

Design Base Architecture: The property has been designed in a way that sees it disappear into the landscape yet still giving guests incredible views and absolute privacy. The design encompasses everything from an on-site kitchen garden and orchard to a yoga and wellness studio through to its micro-distillery.

The principal of Waimarino said: We wanted to give guests the opportunity to disappear into their villa but also offer up areas of connection like the garden and orchard, yoga studio, restaurant, fire pits, and distillery.
The materials we have used have been sustainably grown and sourced, whilst the ambiance is one of understated clean sophistication.

resort villas nestled in nature Visualization by Walker and Co

Elements like the living roof help to hide the structures in the landscape whilst improving the comfort of the guest through the natural retention and disbursement of heat.
All buildings were developed off-site and craned into place to minimize the impact on the environment whilst the landscaping seeks to utilize and encourage the growth of native fauna.

luxury black villa with green roof Visualization by Walker and Co

black house surround with nature

hot bathtub in the terrace deck

suspended fireplace

dining table and chairs

outdoor furniture

kitchen dining table

Mountain View from living room

cozy living room with lake view

comfortable sofa

slide window

house in nature

fire pit at terrace deck

yoga studio

yoga room with nature view

yoga studio with Mountain View

black villa nestled in New Zealand nature

Edge of Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown, New Zealand

Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown, New Zealand

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By Naser Nader Ibrahim

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