Boatsheds on Takapuna Beach

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Boatsheds on Takapuna Beach

New Zealand Residential Building – design by Strachan Group Architects

30 Sep 2016

Boatsheds

Design: Strachan Group Architects in association with Rachael Rush

Location: Takapuna Beach, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand

Boatsheds

Boatsheds

On a constrained, compact urban site, a stones throw from Takapuna Beach in Auckland, New Zealand, 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.

Boatsheds

Boatsheds

Boatsheds

Boatsheds

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.

Boatsheds

Boatsheds

Boatsheds

Boatsheds

Simplicity of the exterior form is contrasted by the highly crafted timber interior, exhibiting the skilled artistry of the builder. A diverse succession of multi-connected spaces create a threaded flow of movement, whilst each maintains a distinct and sequestered quality.

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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.

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Boatsheds on Takapuna Beach – Building Information

Designed by: Strachan Group Architects in association with Rachael Rush
Construction time: 15 months
Project size: 380 sqm
Completion date: Nov 2013

Boatsheds

Boatsheds

Photography: Patrick Reynolds

Boatsheds on Takapuna Beach images / information from Strachan Group Architects

Website: Strachan Group Architects on e-architect

Location: Takapuna Beach, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand




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