Supercar-inspired Design Lends Motion to Suburban Home

Shark House New Zealand

Overlapping angles are used in automotive design to create a sense of motion when the vehicle is at a standstill. That same technique has gone into Shark House in New Zealand. The home’s strong sculptural presence is accenting by dark seamed steel and timber — the latter used to break up the home’s monochromatic exterior. The rhythmic, dynamic façade that’s inspired by Maseratis is softened inside, with warm rich wood tones and textured concrete walls that are designed to resemble the grain of the exterior’s wood screens. Designers at First Light Studio used inspiration from European supercars to effectively meet the clients’ demands: to create something that wasn’t just another suburban box.

Shark House New Zealand

Shark House New Zealand

Shark House New Zealand

Shark House New Zealand