From the architect: This 6m x 6m x 6m cabin is hidden away in a clearing in the West Coast Nikau forest, close to the wild coastline of the Tasman sea. The clients have owned and tended the land for several years, developing an intimate understanding of the site, its surrounding environment, the bush, the climate and the furred and feathered inhabitants.
The building is positioned in a clearing the client had made. The bush is quite thick, so the vegetation acts like a wall. We used a lot of glass on the ground floor, which visually extends the internal space out toward the forest edges. This small coastal cabin has been designed to capture the spirit of this West Coast living and an adventure in a small box.