Boatsheds, Takapuna Beach Residential Development, New Zealand Home, Architecture, Images
Boatsheds on Takapuna Beach
New Zealand Residential Building – design by Strachan Group Architects
30 Sep 2016
Design: Strachan Group Architects in association with Rachael Rush
Location: Takapuna Beach, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Photography: Patrick Reynolds
Boatsheds on Takapuna Beach images / information from Strachan Group Architects
Location:Takapuna Beach, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand ‘
photo : Emily Andrews / Ernie Shackles
Auckland Architecture Awards
picture from NZIA
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photo © Mark Smith
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