the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Houses
  4. New Zealand
  5. Strachan Group Architects
  6. Boatsheds / Strachan Group Architects + Rachael Rush

Boatsheds / Strachan Group Architects + Rachael Rush

  • 16:00 - 9 November, 2015
Boatsheds / Strachan Group Architects + Rachael Rush
Boatsheds / Strachan Group Architects + Rachael Rush, © Patrick Reynolds Photography
© Patrick Reynolds Photography

© Patrick Reynolds Photography © Patrick Reynolds Photography © Patrick Reynolds Photography © Patrick Reynolds Photography + 23

  • Builder

    Gary Bonham, Bonham Builders & Management
  • Engineer

    Thorne, Thorne Dwyer Structures and Soil and Rock (Geotech)
  • Quantity Surveyor

    MCB (Paul Ranum)
  • Landscape Designer

    SGLA
  • Interior Designer, Kitchen Designer

    SGA
  • Kitchen Manufacturer

    Matisse (Archlinea) and Wackrows Joinery
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Patrick Reynolds Photography
© Patrick Reynolds Photography

Text description provided by the architects. On a constrained, compact urban site, a stones throw from Takapuna Beach, the three-stepped gables of these black ‘boatsheds’ appropriately reference our boating and beach culture. The sliding forms reveal a solution beyond the standard connotations of a home, a bespoke incubator for the clients’ lifestyle.

© Patrick Reynolds Photography
© Patrick Reynolds Photography

The corner site, challenged by two 5m front yards and the blunt presence of a three-storey neighbour hard on the North-West boundary, stimulated an approach of layered complexity with ample transparency to capture light, sun and glimpses of the pohutukawa and baiting ocean. 

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

Simplicity of the exterior form is contrasted by the highly crafted timber interior, exhibiting the skilled artistry of the builder.

© Patrick Reynolds Photography
© Patrick Reynolds Photography

A diverse succession of multi-connected spaces create a threaded flow of movement, whilst each maintains a distinct and sequestered quality. 

© Patrick Reynolds Photography
© Patrick Reynolds Photography

The house opens and closes in response to shifts in weather and programme, with walls that lift, fall, slide, fold, shut down or disappear. This is a house with intent to engage the viewer, the viewed and the operator with sense and intrigue.

© Patrick Reynolds Photography
© Patrick Reynolds Photography

View the complete gallery

About this office
Strachan Group Architects
Office
Rachael Rush
Office
Cite: "Boatsheds / Strachan Group Architects + Rachael Rush" 09 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/776771/habitus-boatsheds-strachan-group-architects-plus-rachael-rush/> ISSN 0719-8884
© Patrick Reynolds Photography

船屋 / Strachan Group Architects + Rachael Rush