Bach with 2 roofs

Awards

2008

  • NZIA Local Award For Architecture (Residential)

  • NZ Wood Timber Design Awards - Residential Architectural Excellence - Highly Commended

  • Shortlisted HOME of the Year


Publications

2015

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

    View Houses New Zealand Article

  • Architecture Now, www.architecturenow.co.nz, "Soft Context/Soft Architecture: 8 New Zealand landscapes", NZ, 5 August

    View www.architecturenow.co.nz

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

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

  • 2014

    • Wood Houses Innovations & Design, Jacobo Krauel, Links Books, Barcelona, pg 232-239

    • 2010


Three small buildings and the spaces between provide a second home for a young family within a forest clearing overlooking Golden Bay. Two buildings are inhabited: the larger for the family, the smaller for friends or the kids, with peripheral decks to connect to the clearing and fly roofing to protect from the eucalypt trees and collect rainwater. The third building provides independent amenities to the external spaces which are controlled in volume by the placement of buildings within and to the edge of the clearing, allowing camping, friends, frisbee… Materials are chosen for their blending to the surrounding bush and dappled forest light.

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