Bay of Islands
Little house in the bay
Located in the Bay of Islands and overlooking Pomare Bay. A pair of gabled pavilions perch on the hill side, splayed along a gently twisted spine.
The northern pavilion provides an open living space, with a transparent outlook towards the water.
The southern pavilion is a peaceful retreat with contrasting seclusion for the sleeping space and mezzanine reading nook. Carefully placed windows provide selective views to frame the bay.
Nestled between the two volumes is a central deck for informal bach living, acting as both a spatial connector and divider.
The project uses standard profiled steel cladding and weatherboards over a timber framed structure. The split in plan behave as light and air inserts, moderating solar gain and cross ventilation through the shallow plan.