Takatu House


145 sqm

Tawharanui Peninsula

Red Shed

Located amongst a small settlement of baches near the beach on the Tawharanui Peninsula, the Takatu House nestles into the base of a bush covered hill overlooking farmland.
The spaces are divided by function, with living and sleeping pavilions housed under separate gable forms in a subtle reference to rural farm building vernacular.
The bach replaces a tired and outgrown cottage with a nostalgic nod to the original dwellings ‘pioneer red’ colour, which provides a striking contrast to the green hillside it sits upon.


2019 NZIA Auckland Architecture Award - Housing Category