Parsonson Architects - Shoal Bay House in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand Print
Sunday, 21 March 2010 06:16

Paronson_Shoal_Bay_08Shoal Bay is a remote settlement on the rugged east coast of southern Hawkes Bay in New Zealand. The building is designed to be part of the rural setting. It is raised off the ground and sits beside the original woolshed, which has served the bay since the early 1900's.

Paronson_Shoal_Bay_01The bach is rugged yet welcoming and offers unpretentious shelter, it is the type of place where you kick off your shoes and don't need to worry whether you walk sand through the house.
Paronson_Shoal_Bay_13Paronson_Shoal_Bay_15The bach is formed of two slightly off-set pavilions, one housing the bedrooms and the other the main living space. Decks are located at each end of the living pavilion allowing the sun to be followed throughout the day. Sliding screens at the north-west end provide adjustable shelter for the different wind conditions, offer privacy from neighbouring campers and act as walls for outside sleeping.
Paronson_Shoal_Bay_07Paronson_Shoal_Bay_05Project details and credits:
Completion: 2008
Area: 220 sq.m including 36 sq.m garage
Architecture:Parsonson Architects. Team: Gerald Parsonson, Craig Burt
Structural Engineer: Spencer Holmes Consulting Engineers
Builder: Phil Davidson Construction
Photographer: Paul McCredie

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 March 2010 08:12