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Coromandel Bach / Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects

  • 01:00 - 13 April, 2012
Coromandel Bach / Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects
Coromandel Bach / Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects, ©  Patrick Reynolds
©  Patrick Reynolds

©  Patrick Reynolds ©  Patrick Reynolds ©  Patrick Reynolds ©  Patrick Reynolds +17

   

©  Patrick Reynolds
©  Patrick Reynolds

The house was conceived as a container sitting lightly on the land for habitation or the dream of habitation. The intention was to reinterpret the New Zealand building tradition - the crafting of wood - the expression of structure, cladding, lining and joinery in a raw and unique way.

©  Patrick Reynolds
©  Patrick Reynolds

The construction is reminiscent of the "trip" or "rafter" dams common in the Coromandel region at the turn of last century. Heavy vertical structural members supporting horizontal boarding. The unadorned natural timber, a sustainable and renewable resource, provides a connection to nature and the natural.

©  Patrick Reynolds
©  Patrick Reynolds

A simple mechanism to the deck allows the "box" to open up on arrival - providing a stage for living - and to close down on departure - providing protection. The house has a simple rectangular plan that sits across the contour in a patch of cleared bush in the manner of the rural shed, facing north and the view.

elevations
elevations

The living room is open to the outside and the sun, a metaphorical tent or campsite, while the bunkrooms are enclosed and cool. The large fireplace allows winter occupation and the open bathroom and movable bath allows the rituals of showering and bathing to become and experience connected to nature.

©  Patrick Reynolds
©  Patrick Reynolds

This bach is an attempt to provide an environment to capture the essential spirit of the New Zealand holiday in the New Zealand landscape.

Cite: "Coromandel Bach / Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects" 13 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/226039/coromandel-bach-crosson-clarke-carnachan-architects/>
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hungoree · July 12, 2012

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Thakur · July 10, 2012

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great · June 13, 2012

creative and wonderful architecture...

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Michael Townsend · April 18, 2012

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Susie · April 18, 2012

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Raindrops Promoters · April 17, 2012

Nice interiors. http://t.co/cYFlezsu

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mihail · April 15, 2012

I really like
beautiful simplicity of

mihail · April 15, 2012

really like
beautiful simplicity of

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jeb · April 14, 2012

very nice. very nice site too

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