Waterfall Bay House – New Zealand Residence

Waterfall Bay House, Marlborough Sounds Property, New Zealand Residential Architecture

Waterfall Bay House, New Zealand

Marlborough Sounds Residence, South Island, NZ – design by Bossley Architects

3 Oct 2013

Marlborough Sounds House

Design: Bossley Architects

Location: Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand

Waterfall Bay House New Zealand
photo : Kieran Scott

Waterfall Bay House New Zealand

In a remote bay in the Marlborough Sounds this house emphasises the steepness of the topography. Set close to the water it runs along the contour as a two storey primary element incorporating living areas above and guest rooms below. Linked by a glazed bridge is a main bedroom raised above the cliff on visually unstable legs to emphasis its eyrie-like relationship to the tree tops and sky.

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photos : Paul McCredie

The only site access was by boat; construction methodology was carefully considered and some elements of the building had to be prefabricated and helicoptered into place.

There was also a strong environmental element to this house, with use of recycled timbers, solar water heating, natural ventilation and water collection.

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photos : Paul McCredie

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photos : Kieran Scott

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