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Hot Water Beach House

Hot Water Beach House

The new house adopts a courtyard form, with an open middle, and enclosing ‘wings’, of which only the ends present to the view. The circulation device is a loop and connections to bedrooms are external, via verandas. A small, sheltered, covered veranda was a much valued feature of the original house. It is reincarnated in an expanded version, as an important element of the new house, defining the seaward side of the courtyard, and linking the wings. In behind, the courtyard brings the lawn from the periphery to the centre, providing a secure, sheltered space for play.

 

Awards:

Waikato/Bay of Plenty Architecture Awards Winner

DINZ Best Design Awards 2021 Bronze

Photography:

Samuel Hartnett