From his office in London, our client dreamed of that little building we all cherish, the kiwi bach. This modern, coastal home captures a rhythm of occupation during holiday time.
A two bedroom residence that offers open plan living with transparency to the environment with the offer of outdoor living in Taranaki’s changeable climatic conditions.
Materials were chosen to embody the coastal character. The large expanse of glass inhabits the inspiring coastal view. The use of polished steel around the fireplace offers refinement to the interior, while its counterpoint of ‘rusted’ steel to the entry door and courtyard fence epitomise the rugged conditions of the coast. Random depth and width cedar weatherboards transition from exterior to interior to provide a warmth, synonymous with family holidays.
The client on BOON Architect Glenn Brebner: “The magic of Glenn is he really takes the project to heart and its not just another house to him – its an extension of his creativity.”
Winner of a Western Architecture Award in 2012, the judges commented: “The innovative use of materials and textures creates an interesting and surprising interior, and together with a subtle colour palette does justice to the dramatic coastal environment.”