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Annandale Scrubby Bay / Pattersons

  • 15:00 - 11 July, 2016
Annandale Scrubby Bay / Pattersons
Annandale Scrubby Bay / Pattersons, © Stephen Goodenough
© Stephen Goodenough

© Greg McKenzie © Stephen Goodenough © Simon Devitt © Stephen Goodenough + 16

  • Design Director

    Andrew Patterson
  • Lead Designer

    Andrew Patterson
  • Project Manager

    Octa Group
  • Team

    Davor Popadich, Grant Scurr
  • Interior

    Maerocarpa Lining
  • Landscape

    Rob Watson
  • Builder

    Hoogervorst Builders
  • Engineer

    Tyndall & Associates
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Greg McKenzie
© Greg McKenzie

Text description provided by the architects. This is a robust structure, designed to form the centre piece of a remote, symmetrical and thundering surf beach.  It is sited on one of New Zealand’s iconic coastal sheep and cattle stations and is intended as a farm experience for family groups up to 12 people.

© Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt

It is accessed by helicopter from Christchurch Airport or by farm track. It was commissioned by an expatriate New Zealand owner as a base from the where multiple farm and coastal activities can be discovered enjoyed and recovered.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

A vernacular verandahed form belies its massive scale, the apex height is at 5.5 metre and its knee at 3.4 metre in a fully macrocarpa interior, traditionally detailed juxtaposed against black steel fittings. At the centre of the house is a stone fireplace, constructed from rock quarried from the station. The project incorporates mainly custom designed fittings, door hardware, furniture and lighting, oak grills and handles.

© Stephen Goodenough
© Stephen Goodenough

The building shuts down during storms or when unoccupied and when opened sets up both seaward and leeward exterior environments.  It is conceived of as a piece of slowly aging farm driftwood, in the future stock might come right up to the building.

© Stephen Goodenough
© Stephen Goodenough

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Cite: "Annandale Scrubby Bay / Pattersons" 11 Jul 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884