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Miura Fold House

This project, in progress near Wanaka on the South Island of New Zealand, is partly buried for protection and carries a roof of valleys and ridges formed using the Japanese astrophysicist Koryo Miura, 'Miura fold'. The dramatic geology of ridges and valleys of Central Otago have inspired the inverted roof form which wraps the interior space under enclosing wings of the folds but from the interior opens up and out to let in winter sun and enjoy panoramic views.

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Photographer: Simon Larkin

Builder: Nick Mizzi