offSET Shed House

Awards

2017

  • Best of Houzz Award, 2017, www.houzz.co.nz

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

2017

  • "OffSET Shed House - Wohnen am Strand", ACO Schnittselle architektur wasser, Germany, April 17, www.architektur-wasser.de

  • "Offset Shed House", Uncrate, USA, April 17, www.uncrate.com,

  • "Offset Shed House by Irving Smith Jack Architects", Locker Dome, USA, 16 April, www.lockerdome.com

  • "Offset Shed House se ubica en la costa de Nueva Zelanda", Architectural Digest Mexico, April 15, www.admexico.mx

  • "OffSET Shed House by Irving Smith Architects @ Dailytonic", Architonic AG, Switzerland, March 23 www.dailytonic.com

  • ‘offSET Shed House’, WeLivv, USA, 20 February, www.welivv.com

  • Joanna Tovia, “Good Dogs Gone Bad: How to Fix Your Pooch’s Bad Habits”, Houzz, 14 January, www.houzz.co.nz

  • Markus Sebastian Braun, “Offset Shed House, New Zealand”, On the Shore Seaside Living, Braun Publishing AG, Switzerland, 2017, pg 24-30

  • 2016

    • "OffSET Shed House - A Retreat by the Ocean", Off Grid Quest, USA, November 16 www.offgridquest.com

    • John Walsh and Patrick Reynolds, “Offset House”, City House Country House, Penguin Random House New Zealand, Pg 200-207

    • "Sufari si na Novem Zelandu postavili nevyrazny dum, Design Magazine, Czechoslovakia, Sept 5, www.designmagazine.cz,

    • Simon Keane-Cowell “Beach-House Architecture”, Architonic, Zurich, Switzerland, 22 August, www.architonic.com

    • Simon Farrell-Green, “Houzz Tour: Simplicity and Style in a New Zealand Beach House”, Houzz, 15 August, www.houzz.co.nz

    • "Houzz TV: Dream Summer Scenes Around the World", Houzz, 3 August, www.houzz.co.nz,

    • Angelica Dakic, "offSET Shed House New Zealand", Architonic AG, Switzerland, 2 August, www.architonic.com

    • Simon Farrell-Green, “Houzz Tour: Ramshackle Shed Makes Way for a Humble Beach House”, 30 June, www.houzz.co.nz

    • "Offset Shed House", Side Life, Australia, June 27, www.side.life

    • J.D. Digiovani, "Offset Shed House by IS Architects", Hiconsumption.com, www.hiconsumption.com/2016/06offset-shed-house-by-is-architects, USA, 22 June 2016

    • "Offset Shed House in New Zealand", Mens Gear, USA, June 17, www.mensgear.com

    • "Architecture Porn: The offSET Shed House Is Your Winter Getaway", GQ Magazine, 17 June, www.gq.com.au

    • Kate Williams, "Amazing Offset Shed House - A Must Have Bombist, USA, June 15, www.bombist.com

    • Jack Archer, "Dive inside this modern New Zealand Surf Shed", Airow.com, http://airows.com/interiors-and-home, 10 June 2016

    • Home, April/May 2016, pg 164

    • Eric Baldwin, “Waterfront Living: New Zealand’s Incredible Coastal Homes”, Architizer, January 27, https://architizer.com/blog/new-zealand-coastal

    • "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

      • "Offset Shed House by Irving Smith Jack Architects", Caan Design, USA, Oct 10, www.caandesign.com

      • 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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