“Amongst the dunes and pine forests along the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island is a pair of gabled timber sheds. The design references the timber working sheds found in rural New Zealand. The buildings are sited to create an occupation against the dune edge that feels relaxed and timeless. Between them is set an area for seating and outdoor fire.”
Hunkered between the dunes and the forest the beach house has layers of timber screens and sliding windows and walls providing screening, privacy and air flow. Lines blur between inside and out. With time the exterior walls will grey melding further into the landscape. Te Arai Beach House by Fearon Hay Architects.