offSET Shed House

Awards

2015

  • Finalist HOME Of The Year 2015

  • 2014

    • Finalist in World Architecture Festival, Singapore 1-2 October

    • 2013

      • NZIA Gisborne Hawkes Bay Architecture Award (Housing)


Publications

2016

  • "Na Nova Zelandia, casa de praia com fachada metalica" Casa Vogue, casavogue.globo.com, Brazil, 26 January

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  • 2015

    • HOME, "Wave forms", Apr/May, pg 143-150, 160-165

    • ACO Schnittstelle, www.architektur-waser.de, Germany, 19 December 2015

    • The Describer, www.thedescriber.com, Portugal, Dec 8

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    • Houses New Zealand, "Up close with Nelson-based architect Jeremy Smith", Issue 37, Spring

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    • Architecturelab.net, Canada, 15 October 2015

    • Soft Context/Soft Architecture

      Soft Context / Soft Architecture : 8 New Zealand Landscapes, “Places” Exhibition, International Festival Architecture Week, Prague, 17 Aug-18 Oct

      Architecture NZ Magazine, Soft Architecture, 5.2015, page 12 & 17

      Architecture Now, www.architecturenow.co.nz, “Soft Context/Soft Architecture: 8 New Zealand landscapes”, 5 Aug View architecturenow.co.nz

    • Designline Licht, Projekte: Surfdeck, designlines.de, Germany, 19 October

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    • Arqa, www.arqa.com, Argentina 18 September

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    • Дом у океана в Новой Зеландии 2 | Блог "Частная архитектура", http://www.magazindomov.ru, Russia 8 November 2015

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    • Admexico, www.admexico.mx, Mexico, 10 November 2015

    • 新西兰北岛东岸港市吉斯伯恩的私人住宅 offSET Shed House by Irving Smith Jack Architects_设计前沿_资讯中心_饰界网, www. news.shijiee.com, China, 9 November 2015

    • Весь октябрь 2015 года, Subscribe, www.subscribe.ru, Russia, October 24

    • Architectafrica, www.architectafrica.com, 24 August 2015

    • newsdesignlist.com, Italy, 23 August, Irving Smith Architects aligns offset shed house with New Zealand Coastline

    • Taable, http://note.taable.com, South Africa, October 16

    • インスパイア, http://ins-pa, Japan, October 15

    • Trendhunter, www.trendhunter.com, Canada , 17 September

    • International Housing Concepts, https://internationalhousingconcepts.wordpress.com, October 15

    • Design Guide, Earning Its Keep, 2015 Issue, page 14

    • Production-a-0.arc.ht, Haiti, 18 July

    • adventure-journal.com, July 2015-beach house that focuses on the beach

    • www.n7.fotomaps.ru, Russia, 25 September

    • 住宅建筑 - 第2页 - 建筑时空 - 中国建筑学会会员之家, www.ccbuild.com, China, 6 September

    • www.urcities.com, China, 25 August

      View Here http://www.urcities.com/residentialHousing/20150825/18546.html

    • AEC Cafe, www10.aeccafe.com, USA, 25 August

    • Square, www.squa.re, Reunion Island, 23 August

    • DXD, www.dxd.co.ke, Kenya, 23 August

    • さんの推薦ニュース | ニュースディクトNewsdict, www.newsdict.jp, Japan, 24 August

    • Kickassthings, www.kickassthings.com, USA, 23 August

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    • Design Boom, www.designboom.com, Italy, 23 August

    • [인테리어][주택]offSET Shed House, blogbox.9k.co.kr, South Korea, 21 August

    • www.zb-hm.at, Austria, 8 September

    • Pedro, www.pedro.co.za, South Africa, 24 August

    • [주택]offSET Shed House, mr2.co.kr, 21 August

    • www.homepix.cz, Czechoslovakia, 31 August

    • Designboom, m.theneeds.com USA 8 September

    • www.coroflot.com, Romania, 27 July

    • dxd.co.ke, Kenya 8 September

    • Architecture NZ, 1:2015, pg 81

    • Archello, www.archello.com, Netherlands, 27 August

    • Inhabitat, www.inhabitat.com, USA, 24 August

    • 新西兰海滨小屋 offSET shed house - 优尓城 - 设计师探索 | 创新社区, www.urcities.com, China, 23 August

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    • [인테리어][주택] Blogbox, www.blogbox.9k.co.kr, Korea, 21 August

    • Arch Daily, www.archdaily.com, USA, 20 August

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    • E-Architect, www.e-architect.co.uk, UK, 20 August

    • Contemporist, www.contemporist.com, USA, 14 August

    • Soft Context / Soft Architecture : 8 New Zealand Landscapes, "Places" Exhibition, International Festival Architecture Week, Prague, 17 Aug-18 Oct

    • Decorus, www.decorus.com, USA, 12 August

    • Architecture Now, www.architecturenow.co.nz, NZ, 5 August

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    • Adventure Journal, www.adventurejournal.com, USA, 31 July

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    • Journal Du Design, www.journaldudesign.fr, France, 22 July

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    • The Coolist, "The Coolest-Modern Lifestyle Design", www.thecoolist.com, USA, 20 July

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    • Iconist, www.iconist.de, Germany, 23 July

    • Design Pursuit, www.designpursuit.com, USA, 19 July

      View www.DesignPursuit.com

    • Décoration De La Maison , www.decorationdelamaison.blogspot.co.nz, Greece, 18 July

    • Nine MSN, www.homes.ninemsn.com.au, Australia, 26 August

    • Architizer, www.architizer.com, 16 July

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    • 2014


A small family house located in the coastal community north of Gisborne.

From a context of accrued bach-esk dwellings in a south facing coastal surf community, a strategy of sequencing building sets (aka surf) was generated to scale new form to its surrounds. Building sets are then offset to allow seasonal living and circulation options for variations in wind and sun exposure.

Summer opens and invites in community; with diagonal movement connecting offset and shaded external spaces. Here living holds minimal interior use, with summer circulation defining informal house boundaries, and the control of sand.

Life then internalises for winter shut down, with high level openings capturing precious northern light and warmth, and offset forms providing shelter to the southern exposure.

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