Aotea Bach

Award-winning design and visualisation of a 3 bedroom seaside bach in Aotea. This project won the 2008 international Graphisoft ArchitectsJury award.

“The rustic timber form climbs gradually out of the eroded landscape, forming a defensive stance against the aggression of the sea, with its cantilevered watchtower-like master bedroom, fort-like cladding and imagery of a coastal embattlement. At the same time, the building is in battle with itself, its two forms interwining and distorting one another. The timber (natural) form overtakes and engulfs the zinc-clad (man-made) form perched lightly on the site, symbolising the struggle between man and the elements.”

Year: 2007