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This eroded singular form sits on the threshold of a seaside subdivision and coastal wilderness. Passing through the weathering exterior, the confronting angular form approached gives way to warm timber linings. A diagonal path bisects the plan and presents the stairwell, leading guests up to the elevated living space. From this raised position occupants sit and observe the wind-swept dunes.

The dynamic of the external geometry is made known throughout the interior generating both the lofty expansive breathing space and tapering back down to the low, snug window seat. Apertures favour connections to the natural environment, while solid walls provide refuge from neighbouring suburbia.

  • 2020 Winner: Waikato / Bay of Plenty Architecture Award
  • Best Design Awards Finalist 2020
  • Date: 2019
  • Location: Bowentown, Bay of Plenty
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The warm natural colour palate of the interior is sympathetic to the tones of the coastal dunes allowing the view to remain the primary experience. Rough sawn timber flooring gives a tactile experience under-foot with an aestetic softness. Although much
Bowentown Bach
"This strong external form is about refuge in a singular object of character, in contrast to the courtyard and pavilion approach now familiar on New Zealand's east cost. The weathered shell is carefully incised, revealing only an entryway cut to the stre
Bowentown Bach
Bowentown Bach
Bowentown Bach
Bowentown Bach
Bowentown Bach
Bowentown Bach
Bowentown Bach
Bowentown Bach
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This eroded singular form sits on the threshold of a seaside subdivision and coastal wilderness. Passing through the weathering exterior, the confronting angular form approached gives way to warm timber linings. A diagonal path bisects the plan and presents the stairwell, leading guests up to the elevated living space. From this raised position occupants sit and observe the wind-swept dunes.

The dynamic of the external geometry is made known throughout the interior generating both the lofty expansive breathing space and tapering back down to the low, snug window seat. Apertures favour connections to the natural environment, while solid walls provide refuge from neighbouring suburbia.

  • 2020 Winner: Waikato / Bay of Plenty Architecture Award
  • Best Design Awards Finalist 2020
  • Date: 2019
  • Location: Bowentown, Bay of Plenty
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Bowentown Bach
Bowentown Bach
The warm natural colour palate of the interior is sympathetic to the tones of the coastal dunes allowing the view to remain the primary experience. Rough sawn timber flooring gives a tactile experience under-foot with an aestetic softness. Although much
Bowentown Bach
"This strong external form is about refuge in a singular object of character, in contrast to the courtyard and pavilion approach now familiar on New Zealand's east cost. The weathered shell is carefully incised, revealing only an entryway cut to the stre
Bowentown Bach
Bowentown Bach
Bowentown Bach
Bowentown Bach
Bowentown Bach
Bowentown Bach
Bowentown Bach
Bowentown Bach
Bowentown Bach

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Bowentown Bach

This eroded singular form sits on the threshold of a seaside subdivision and coastal wilderness. Passing through the weathering exterior, the confronting angular form approached gives way to warm timber linings. A diagonal path bisects the plan and presents the stairwell, leading guests up to the elevated living space. From this raised position occupants sit and observe the wind-swept dunes.

The dynamic of the external geometry is made known throughout the interior generating both the lofty expansive breathing space and tapering back down to the low, snug window seat. Apertures favour connections to the natural environment, while solid walls provide refuge from neighbouring suburbia.

  • 2020 Winner: Waikato / Bay of Plenty Architecture Award
  • Best Design Awards Finalist 2020
  • Date: 2019
  • Location: Bowentown, Bay of Plenty
Visit professional's website
Enquire about the process / fees
Contact details
Bowentown Bach
Bowentown Bach
The warm natural colour palate of the interior is sympathetic to the tones of the coastal dunes allowing the view to remain the primary experience. Rough sawn timber flooring gives a tactile experience under-foot with an aestetic softness. Although much
Bowentown Bach
"This strong external form is about refuge in a singular object of character, in contrast to the courtyard and pavilion approach now familiar on New Zealand's east cost. The weathered shell is carefully incised, revealing only an entryway cut to the stre
Bowentown Bach
Bowentown Bach
Bowentown Bach
Bowentown Bach
Bowentown Bach
Bowentown Bach
Bowentown Bach
Bowentown Bach
Bowentown Bach

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