A Simple Structure in a Dominant Landscape: Paki Holiday House

A Simple Structure in a Dominant Landscape: Paki Holiday House

Project: A Simple Structure in a Dominant Landscape
Architects: Box Reshaping Architecture
Location: Pakiri, New Zealand
Area: 86 square metres
Year 2018
Photography: Sophie Heyworth

The brief was simple, small, elegant and to create the modern bach. This simple structure consists of two wings separated by a covered outdoor space that gives shelter from sun and rain and creates the indoor-outdoor bach feel.

A Simple Structure in a Dominant Landscape: Paki Holiday House

One end of the house contains a compact living, dining and kitchen which spills out effortlessly onto the covered area. The module also contains the master bedroom and ensuite, so that when the parents are on their own their module is perfectly self-contained.

A Simple Structure in a Dominant Landscape: Paki Holiday House

The second module consists of two bedrooms separated by a shared ensuite bathroom, for children and guests. The clever configuration allows for privacy between groups in an otherwise modest footprint.

A Simple Structure in a Dominant Landscape: Paki Holiday House

All rooms open out to the expansive view. The internal decor is modest and uses natural materials – ply walls, concrete floors, which give it a warm and intimate feel.

A Simple Structure in a Dominant Landscape: Paki Holiday House

The structure is a modest jewel in a beautiful landscape, where the aim is to escape from the city, kick off shoes and enjoy life slowly…

A Simple Structure in a Dominant Landscape: Paki Holiday House

modern bach, Box Reshaping Architecture

modern bach, Box Reshaping Architecture

modern bach, Box Reshaping Architecture

modern bach, Box Reshaping Architecture

modern bach, Box Reshaping Architecture

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