Malcolm Taylor and Associates

Kinloch House

Taupō
Residential – 2018

Overlooking the lake and its dramatic surroundings, including Kinloch Golf Course, Kinloch House is Malcolm’s homage to Kiwi pioneers Group Architects, who, during the mid-20th century, designed efficient, low-cost buildings for ‘the man in the street’. Architects often talk about... Read more

Overlooking the lake and its dramatic surroundings, including Kinloch Golf Course, Kinloch House is Malcolm’s homage to Kiwi pioneers Group Architects, who, during the mid-20th century, designed efficient, low-cost buildings for ‘the man in the street’. Architects often talk about using materials in the home in an ‘honest’ way and ‘The Group’, as they were affectionately nicknamed, were proponents of expressing the characteristics of the materials in their designs, as well as utilising new construction techniques.

At Kinloch, Malcolm used Metalcraft’s prefabricated insulation panels to not only make a quick and easy build but to express the character of the material and, ultimately, to reduce energy costs over the lifecycle of the home. Known as expanded polystyrene sandwich (EPS) panels, they consist of polystyrene with a stretched metal skin on each side and were originally used to build warehouses to store consumables that expire, such as dairy products.

Awards

  • 2019 – NZIA Waikato/BOP Branch Award, Residential
  • 2019 – NZIA Waikato/BOP Branch Award, Colour Award