The Karioi retreat was not be used as a permanent residence and needed to be suitable for accommodating friends, family and short term boarders. Spatial considerations were to include sleeping spaces that could share amenities (but feel private), a boat shed, outdoor shower and rooms for bunks.
About Red Architecture
Founded in 2009, we are a boutique architectural practice specialising in residential housing, commercial buildings and fitouts. We have been recognised for our work at the Architectural Designers New Zealand awards, including the Supreme and People’s Choice awards for ‘Modern Barn Form’, a residential barn home located in rural Whatawhata.
LOCATION: Hamilton, New Zealand
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Located in a rural Waikato community, Shibui House is a four-bedroomed family home with one of New Zealand’s most beautiful garages – a sculptural faceted form covered with cedar shingles.
This ” modern barn form ” is a summer house designed by Red Architecture in Waikato, New Zealand. The clever and economical design consists of two black barn like structures made from simple materials that create a warm, functional, industrial style home.
In 2015 we were commissioned to design a dwelling for a seaside site at Whale bay in Raglan, New Zealand. The brief in simple terms was for a surfers ‘stay’. Design ideas to be addressed included the ability to check the surf from an elevated position …