first_imgArchDaily Architects: Studio Pacific Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Area:  640 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project New Zealand CopyHouses•Rawhiti, New Zealand ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/791811/rawhiti-bach-studio-pacific-architecture Clipboard Photographs Rawhiti Bach / Studio Pacific ArchitectureSave this projectSaveRawhiti Bach / Studio Pacific Architecture Save this picture!© Simon Devitt+ 20 Share “COPY” Houses Products used in this ProjectWoodAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)Hardwood Lining – GOODWOODContractor:Mather BuildersStructural Engineer:Dunning Thornton ConsultantsDesign Team:Nick Barratt-Boyes, Peter Mitchell, Arindam Sen, Beth Chaney, Michael, Davis, Wayne Lightfoot, Patrick Thompson, Anna WindsorCity:RawhitiCountry:New ZealandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Simon DevittText description provided by the architects. Forty years of summers in Rawhiti had imprinted themselves on the Struthers. To accommodate the next generation of their family, Di and John wanted to replace their much-loved bach with one that would embrace the culture evolved over decades, would cater for anything from an intimate couple to a large celebratory crowd, and importantly become an heirloom for the next generation.Save this picture!© Simon DevittThe main building provides primary gathering spaces, main bedroom, informal ‘loft’ space, and boat store. Together these contain a trace of the spatial arrangements of the previous bach, leading to a form designed as an assemblage of objects, with intended misalignments, slippages and quirks. It climbs out of the ground, projecting out to near and distant views.Save this picture!© Simon DevittSave this picture!Plan 2While the bach was embedded in the family psyche, the additional structure, nicknamed the ‘sleep-out’, had no precedent; instead, it takes its lead from the site’s geographical qualities and, as a counterpoint to the main building, hunkers down into the hillside. Its bedrooms offer a retreat from the communal bustle of the main building. Shutters create a dynamic façade providing occupants with control over privacy and views to the landscape beyond. Together with the light-wells these look to manipulate the movement of light and air.Save this picture!© Simon DevittDispersing the functions into two structures lessened the impact on the sensitive setting, and activated an outdoor space that is left deliberately relaxed and spontaneous.Save this picture!SectionThe buildings have been designed to be long lasting, be grounded in the site, engage with the landscape, reinforce the sense of place, and sculpt light and views. Richness comes from a high level of craft, the quality of the spaces and the expression of materials, texture, colour, and grain. And ultimately, the design looked to reinforce and provide for a multiplicity of ways to come together, and share time and memories.Save this picture!© Simon DevittProject gallerySee allShow lessParc Central / BenoySelected ProjectsPLUKK Designs Town Hall and Community Center On Sloping Site in Czech RepublicUnbuilt Project Share Year:  2013 Projects Manufacturers: Australian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH) Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/791811/rawhiti-bach-studio-pacific-architecture Clipboard Rawhiti Bach / Studio Pacific Architecture CopyAbout this officeStudio Pacific ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRawhitiNew ZealandPublished on July 21, 2016Cite: “Rawhiti Bach / Studio Pacific Architecture” 21 Jul 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialPlastics / FibersRodecaTranslucent Building Elements in Downton Primary SchoolSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – LonglightBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – One-offAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsBoardsStructureCraftStructural Panel – Dowel Laminated TimberThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelDoorsJansenSmoke Control Door – Economy 60Louvers / ShuttersShade FactorExternal Venetian BlindsMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Simon Devitt Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project last_img read more