An exploration into the key principles of what makes a New Zealand home, and how we can define these values into future designs. Highlighting the important connection between the land, ocean, people and dwellings and how senses and architecture intertwine. The sun is vital for our health, happiness and well being, and I have designed my building so that it can bring in as much sun as possible, and have an organic flow between the inside and outside. What is it about the space that sparks your senses? Is it the smell of the ocean, the feel of the grass between your toes, or is it feeling a connection with the earth? These are the core ideas that I believe relate back to my main idea of Aotearoa living.