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Tent House / Chris Tate Architecture

  • 00:00 - 2 August, 2017
Tent House / Chris Tate Architecture
Tent House / Chris Tate Architecture, © Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt

© Jono Parker © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Jono Parker + 16

© Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt

From the architect. Chris Tate designed The Tent House for his weekend / personal retreat / studio. It was an experimental project designed to challenge the expectations of what a weekend house may be.  It is not tiny but it is compact and very liveable.  When not in use it is rented out for short term accommodation and photo shoots.

Floors Plans
Floors Plans

The house comprises of 70m2 of floor space including the mezzanine sleeping area, there is compromised floor space due to the compounding angles running to the point. There is one bedroom, one bathroom, a fully functioning kitchen with the rest of the space being open plan or some what of a gallery for the living.

© Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt

The front deck has been designed to 'fan out' giving the illusion of a 'shadow' cast by the structure. The house is set in a New Zealand native rain forest setting where hundreds of native plants have been planted to recreate a natural native forest landscape, in doing so many of the native birds have returned.

Sections
Sections

Chris built as much of the building as he could and had architecture students help with the process, so it was a very much hands on experimental process.  They did the foundations, floors, framing and had professionals take over with services and cladding etc.

The tent house has been shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival in Berlin 2017.

© Jono Parker
© Jono Parker
Cite: "Tent House / Chris Tate Architecture" 02 Aug 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/876886/tent-house-chris-tate-architecture/>
© Simon Devitt

每个人都幻想过的帐篷小屋 / Chris Tate Architecture