Boatsheds / Strachan Group Architects + Rachael Rush

Boatsheds / Strachan Group Architects + Rachael Rush

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Auckland, New Zealand
  • 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
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© Patrick Reynolds Photography
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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

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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
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