Designed by Andrew Simpson of WireDog Architecture, the Island Bay House is set on a sloping quarter-acre lot in New Zealand. The house belongs Simpson and His fiancee, Krysty Peebles
Using space-saving design inspired by Japanese architecture, particularly that of Makoto Masuzawa, Simpson kept the layout of the 538-square-foot space open and bright.
The Island Bay House may seem like a boxy and cold metal-clad abode from the outside, but its interior hides an entirely different view. The exterior impression of the house is one of simplicity, both in materials and form. It’s a simple gable-roof structure clad with inexpensive corrugated metal.
The 538 square foot (50 square meters) house attempts to address their desires for a more experimental way of living. It’s oriented to take advantage of afternoon sun through floor-to-ceiling windows and doors, and features enough insulation to act as a passive house – a dwelling that doesn’t require and active heating system to maintain a comfortable interior temperature.
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