Boatsheds Takapuna, SGA with Rachael Rush

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SGA Architects

26 Rossmay Terrace, Kingsland,
Auckland, NZ

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Context
On a constrained, compact urban site, a stones throw from Takapuna Beach, the three-stepped gables of these black 'boatsheds' appropriately reference our boating and beach culture. The sliding forms reveal a solution beyond the standard connotations of a home, a bespoke incubator for the clients' lifestyle.

The corner site, challenged by two 5m front yards and the blunt presence of a three-storey neighbour hard on the North-West boundary, stimulated an approach of layered complexity with ample transparency to capture light, sun and glimpses of the pohutukawa and baiting ocean.

Design
Simplicity of the exterior form is contrasted by the highly crafted timber interior, exhibiting the skilled artistry of the builder. A diverse succession of multi-connected spaces create a threaded flow of movement, whilst each maintains a distinct and sequestered quality.

The house opens and closes in response to shifts in weather and programme, with walls that lift, fall, slide, fold, shut down or disappear. This is a house with intent to engage the viewer, the viewed and the operator with sense and intrigue.

Photographer
Patrick Reynolds

 

Awards

Designers Institute of New Zealand - Best Design Awards 2014

 Bronze for Best Spatial Design

 

Awards

Auckland Registered Master Builders 2014 House of the Year - Auckland

 

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