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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Coromandel Bach in New Zealand by Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects

 
April 17th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects

The house was conceived as a container sitting lightly on the land for habitation or the dream of habitation. The intention was to reinterpret the New Zealand building tradition – the crafting of wood – the expression of structure, cladding, lining and joinery in a raw and unique way. The construction is reminiscent of the \”trip\” or \”rafter\” dams common in the Coromandel region at the turn of last century. Heavy vertical structural members supporting horizontal boarding. The unadorned natural timber, a sustainable and renewable resource, provides a connection to nature and the natural.

Night View (Images Courtesy Patrick Reynolds)

  • Architect: Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects
  • Name of Project: Coromandel Bach
  • Location: Coromandel, New Zealand
  • Photographs: Patrick Reynolds
  • Software used: Designed it by hand and drew up the construction documents in Vectorworks.

A simple mechanism to the deck allows the \”box\” to open up on arrival – providing a stage for living – and to close down on departure – providing protection. The house has a simple rectangular plan that sits across the contour in a patch of cleared bush in the manner of the rural shed, facing north and the view.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Patrick Reynolds)

The living room is open to the outside and the sun, a metaphorical tent or campsite, while the bunkrooms are enclosed and cool. The large fireplace allows winter occupation and the open bathroom and movable bath allows the rituals of showering and bathing to become and experience connected to nature. This bach is an attempt to provide an environment to capture the essential spirit of the New Zealand holiday in the New Zealand landscape.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Patrick Reynolds)

Interior View (Images Courtesy Patrick Reynolds)

Images Courtesy Patrick Reynolds

Interior View (Images Courtesy Patrick Reynolds)

Interior View (Images Courtesy Patrick Reynolds)

Images Courtesy Patrick Reynolds

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Patrick Reynolds)

Images Courtesy Patrick Reynolds

Images Courtesy Patrick Reynolds

Interior View (Images Courtesy Patrick Reynolds)

Images Courtesy Patrick Reynolds

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