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Bivvy House by Vaughn McQuarrie Alludes to Old Improvised Miner’s Huts

Bivvy House by Vaughn McQuarrie Alludes to Old Improvised Miner’s Huts

Project: Bivvy House
Architects: Vaughn McQuarrie
Location: Southern Alps, New Zealand
Year 2018
Photographer: Simon Devitt

This compact dwelling follows the line of the hillside, bravely and unconventionally sloping down towards the view. The stepped plan stretches the view of the mountains long and low, just like a rock outcrop would.

The interior of Bivvy House is crafted with a charm that is addictive – slots between volumes and fissures in the concrete walls allow you to move effortlessly between spaces; the shower is a literal waterfall cascading from a great height down moss coloured walls into a deep pool. “I was always fascinated by the gold miner’s huts: the stacked stone walls; the sheets of iron for shelter. These beautiful little ruins dotted all around the area.” says architect, Vaughn McQuarrie

Bivvy House by Vaughn McQuarrie Alludes to Old Improvised Miner’s Huts

Bivvy House by Vaughn McQuarrie Alludes to Old Improvised Miner’s Huts

Bivvy House by Vaughn McQuarrie Alludes to Old Improvised Miner’s Huts

dining room and kitchen, Vaughn McQuarrie

living room, Vaughn McQuarrie

Bivvy House by Vaughn McQuarrie Alludes to Old Improvised Miner’s Huts

fireplace, Vaughn McQuarrie

Bivvy House by Vaughn McQuarrie Alludes to Old Improvised Miner’s Huts

Bivvy House by Vaughn McQuarrie Alludes to Old Improvised Miner’s Huts

bathroom, Vaughn McQuarrie

Bivvy House by Vaughn McQuarrie Alludes to Old Improvised Miner’s Huts

bedroom, Vaughn McQuarrie

Bivvy House by Vaughn McQuarrie Alludes to Old Improvised Miner’s Huts

Bivvy House by Vaughn McQuarrie Alludes to Old Improvised Miner’s Huts

Bivvy House by Vaughn McQuarrie Alludes to Old Improvised Miner’s Huts

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