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Great Barrier Island / Herbstarchitects

  • 01:00 - 22 April, 2011
Great Barrier Island / Herbstarchitects
Great Barrier Island / Herbstarchitects, © Jackie Meiring
© Jackie Meiring

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From the architect. A beach shelter for occupation during summer months on Kaitoke Beach, Great Barrier Island off Auckland, New Zealand.

© Jackie Meiring
© Jackie Meiring

The site is small and narrow at 16x52m and set back from the beach amongst a number of similar sites strung on either side of a dead end access road.

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© Jackie Meiring

The building is made up of 3 primary elements, a wall, a “container”, and the negative space between them.

© Jackie Meiring
© Jackie Meiring

To deal with very proximate neighboring buildings along both long boundaries, the functions that require complete weather protection; the bedrooms and bathroom, kitchen and lounge and the boat garage, are grouped into a long container like structure and positioned along the eastern boundary.

© Jackie Meiring
© Jackie Meiring

On the western boundary a gabion wall made of stone from a local quarry defines the edge.

The 2 positive elements are then connected by a roof structure which defines the pivotal negative space between, the covered living deck.

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Sketch

The gabion wall anchors the light structure and holds the negative space while the container peels open to connect the kitchen to the covered deck. Retractable screen walls on the north and south faces of the living deck allow selective editing out of the prevailing winds which blow from either SW or NE.

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Bruno Francisco · September 18, 2012

lets rock

Megumi Ezuka · July 05, 2012

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Red Wolf · April 28, 2011

Great Barrier Island http://goo.gl/CkgQf #architecture

buzlu badem · April 27, 2011

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Jennifer Knight · April 26, 2011

Nice getaway place! Great Barrier Island / Herbstarchitects http://www.archdaily.com/?p=12... #architecture

Astho Setyo Sasono · April 25, 2011

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Nicholas Patten · April 25, 2011

Great Barrier Island. http://bit.ly/ho5Ow8

Thays Davanço · April 24, 2011

Agora tô em dúvida sobre minha futura casa: http://t.co/5J4KJzl

Sudar Khadka · April 23, 2011

impressive use of materials, being both basic and effective at the same time. I would love to live in something like this

Matthew Vasilescu · April 23, 2011

Love the flow through feeling of this house. Great Barrier Island / Herbstarchitects http://pulsene.ws/1nYnc

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Karin Watson · April 23, 2011

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FKArchitects · April 23, 2011

beautiful beach house by Herbstarchitects makes excellent use of negative space. http://fb.me/TL0pFBGu

Priyanka Jain · April 23, 2011

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