It is totally fitting that Whakahirahira is my home-from-home while I’m on the ANZAC Memorial Bridge Fellowship. The house in modern and wonderfully luxurious, and I have been very well looked after by hosts Andi and Gray.
Located not too far from the bridge itself, the house incorporates a number of concrete features – including polished concrete flooring (with underfloor heating!) and a mix of polished and unpolished feature slabs around the pool. The use of coloured aggregate adds an interesting mosaic to the finished surfaces – a feature that ANZAC Memorial Bridge engineer Alfred Falkner and Normandell’s Christopher Burton undoubtedly would have appreciated.