* Residential Architecture: Whangapoua by Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects
Posted by the editors on Monday, 7 May 2012
Residential Architecture: Whangapoua by Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects: “..The site lies within the coastal erosion zone, where all building must be removable. This is taken literally and the hut is designed on two thick wooden sleds for movement back up the site or across the beach and onto a barge..The aesthetic is natural and reminiscent of a beach artifact/perhaps a surf-life-saving or observation tower.The fittings and mechanics are industrial and obvious, the structure is gutsy and exposed..The holiday retreat is designed to close up against the elements when not in use, and measures a mere 40 square meters. It accommodates a family of five in a kitchen/dining/living area, a bathroom and two sleeping zones, the children’s accommodating a three tiered bunk. Closed up, the rough macrocarpa cladding blends into the landscape and perches unobtrusively on the dunes. The rear being clad in “flat sheet” a cheap building material found in many traditional New Zealand holiday homes..” Transportable (if necessary..), smart, cosy wood interior, abundant light, views, contextual sensibility, inspiring correspondance of material, scale, intention..
See our post on another home by Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects: Residential Architecture: Coromandel Bach House by Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects.
image: © Jackie Meiring; article: Ross , Kritiana . “Whangapoua / Crosson Clarke Carnachan” 06 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 07 May 2012. <http://www.archdaily.com/231805>