Located on land previously used as a pine plantation fronting Matarangi’s white sand surf beach, a group of zinc-clad buildings are arranged as an informal family bach surrounded by the remaining pine trees.

The house contains a main living space, a sleep–out, and a boatshed with a two-bedroomed guest cottage above. The main house opens up and out onto a long deck that runs along the front of the house capturing the views of the reserve. Corrugated zinc cladding is carried through into the interior, where the consistant use of material unities the two separate structures. The bach is positioned with the beach in front, and the sylvan courtyard sloping behind. 

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Patterson Associates Limited is one of New Zealand’s leading architecture practices, founded in 1988 by NZIA Gold Medallist architect Andrew Patterson. In 2004 Davor Popadich and Andrew Mitchell joined the firm as directors, helping shape Patterson Associates into a multi award-winning studio with an international reputation.

Our practice is recognised for our wide range of innovative work in architecture, urban design, and sustainable design. Our expertise is broad, and includes master planning, urban infrastructure design, commercial, mixed-use, civic, multi residential, and single residential homes.

We believe in creating architecture that explores the relationship between people and landscape in order to create a sense of personal belonging. Our approach to each building is a unique collaboration between our clients, their site, and us.