Otira Close, Papamoa Beach - arkhé architecture | ArchiPro

Otira Close, Papamoa Beach

The design paid careful attention to its context - the dunes, the beach and a lively intersection. Scale and proportions played a crucial role in managing the building interface with public space, minimising its visual dominance in the corner. The predominant cladding was chosen in deference to the dunes, while dark accents reinforce the subtractions in the main volume, mitigating the building perceived scale in its context. Simple forms and natural materials draw upon the coastal vernacular, making a subtle reference to the emblematic kiwi bach.

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