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Pekapeka House / Parsonson Architects

  • 01:00 - 25 December, 2009
Pekapeka House / Parsonson Architects
Pekapeka House / Parsonson Architects, © Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Pekapeka Beach, New Zealand
  • Architects

    Parsonson Architects
  • Project Team

    Gerald Parsonson, Tim Lovell
  • Structural Engineer

    Spencer Holmes Consulting Engineers
  • Builder

    Northface Construction
  • Area

    156.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

From the architect. This holiday home is an exploration in how to create a building of both a strong architectural character and economy.

We have used simple modular construction techniques combined with a very simple form. The plan is a rectangle and is divided into 3 parts, the solid bedroom forms at each end support a floating roof over the living space in between.

© Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt

This layout allows the living room to face both east to hills and west to the sea. It allows sun into the house throughout the day, for passive solar heating of the concrete slab and creates a sheltered outside space on the east side that still keeps a strong connection to the western sea views.

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Centor4 · December 19, 2011

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Centor4 · December 19, 2011

Pekapeka House / Parsonson Architects

Pepeng · May 28, 2011

@shantycd kecil 250 m. aku bikin panjang 9,lebar3 meter. desian ini

Michael · January 20, 2010

I guess I'm in the minority about the gutter/downspouts. It would have been nice to wrap the gutter back around the sides of the overhang and mount the downspouts flush against the exterior wall. That would have preserved the cantilevered appearance of the overhang, and not obstructed the views from the interior.

Great design though.

Michael Alvanos · January 01, 2010

I think that gutter detail is amazing as well. The house is amazing!

Nicholas Patten · December 28, 2009

I&#39d Live Here: Pekapeka House.

knt · December 26, 2009

That gutter is off the mudda f****n' hook!

xirclebox · December 26, 2009

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Rory · December 26, 2009

What a fantastic little project. Not too far off a perfect spot for me. I love the 50's batch feel of the interior. Well done.

2087 · December 26, 2009 07:43 AM



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