Project Type: Residential
Location: Snells Beach, New Zealand
This is a 250sqm home with a 60sqm minor dwelling by the sea.
Conceptually the design started out as a series of rock type spatial volumes interwoven with rocky, planted courtyards. Perched on the site as a series of volumes creating a series of functional spaces, these are tied together with a central axis that connects you from the entrance directly out to the view. This central gallery holds a key function of the home, the kitchen, which is a common gathering space.
All general ‘living’ functions are clustered in the Sun drenched warmth of the Northern corner with a sheltered Western courtyard connecting it together. The private realm of the bedrooms and bathrooms, which open out onto planted courtyards, are on the Eastern side. The plan of the home is triangulated to allow both privacy and extended views.