Kumutoto Bay Bach

Awards

2007

  • NZIA Local Award For Architecture (Residential)

  • NZ Timber Design Awards - Supreme Award Winner


Publications

2010

  • Urbis, Issue 57, Aug, pg 102

2008

  • Timber Design Australasia, Autumn, "Tranquil Kumutoto", pg 14-16

  • HOME New Zealand, Feb/Mar, "Sounds Like Us", pg 114-122

    View HOME “Sounds Like Us” Article

  • Build, Feb/Mar, "Timber Design Awards", pg 74-75


Accessible by boat only, this family bach provides permanent accommodation to replace years of holiday camping in the bush. Planning responds to past camp life with communal living and private sleeping areas. Ceiling and floors are carefully shaped and punctuated with openings to interpret and reveal the forest surrounds. Materials were chosen for their soft, natural palettes and seamlessly detailed for a consistency of space, allowing the variance and beauty of the bush surrounds to inform the new inhabitation.

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