Settled in the beautiful East Coast region of Northland, New Zealand, this holiday sanctuary elevates the traditional kiwi Bach.
The design forms one cohesive sleek volume into which timber cladded forms, containing the private spaces, are inserted. Door frames are recessed into the walls, allowing the internal space to open on either side. The blurring of boundaries between indoors and outdoors articulates views of the garden and captures the totality of the terrain.
Internally, the space is divided into distinctive areas, communal and private. The communal area is positioned in the very centre of the building, bringing together all family activities. The more private sleeping areas are separated off from the communal areas and expressed architecturally by the use of timber cladding and timber shutters.