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* Residential Architecture: Otama Beach House by David Berridge Architect

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 24 June 2012

Residential Architecture: Otama Beach House by David Berridge Architect : “ developing the design care was taken to minimize the size of the rooms and to develop an efficient, flexible living space that connects readily to the outdoor areas. It was important to maximize the views, both seaward over the reserve across the road, and up the back of the site to the hill..the transition to the outside is the essence of the beach experience so the living space is surrounded on three sides by decking..Both because of cost and the reluctance to use urban materials the exterior wood elements are rough sawn lumber with the horizontal screens using standard farm fencing battens..A minimal amount of site work was done to eliminate the need for any retaining walls etc and other than the development of natural contoured walkways the site is as undeveloped as possible and has been planted out with native grasses, shrubs and trees..”  A NYC architect’s New Zealand beach house, abundant glazing, natural light and lovely views, interesting geometry, modest interiors, indoor/outdoor sensibility..

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image: © Patrick Reynolds; article: “Otama Beach House / David Berridge Architect” 08 May 2012. ArchDaily. <;


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