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  7. Shoal Bay Bach / Parsonson Architects

Shoal Bay Bach / Parsonson Architects

  • 01:00 - 30 December, 2009
Shoal Bay Bach / Parsonson Architects
Shoal Bay Bach / Parsonson Architects, © Paul McCredie
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  • Architects

  • Location

  • Project Team

    Gerald Parsonson, Craig Burt
  • Structural Engineer

    Spencer Holmes Consulting Engineers
  • Builder

    Phil Davidson Construction
  • Area

    220.0 sqm
  • Project Year


From the architect. Shoal Bay is a remote settlement on the rugged east coast of southern Hawkes Bay. The building is designed to be part of the rural setting, it is raised off the ground and sits beside the original woolshed, which has served the bay since the early 1900's. The bach is rugged yet welcoming and offers unpretentious shelter, it is the type of place where you kick off your shoes and don't need to worry whether you walk sand through the house.

The bach is formed of two slightly off-set pavilions, one housing the bedrooms and the other the main living space. Decks are located at each end of the living pavilion allowing the sun to be followed throughout the day. Sliding screens at the north-west end provide adjustable shelter for the different wind conditions, offer privacy from neighbouring campers and act as walls for outside sleeping.

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