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.
Annandale Scrubby Bay in Banks Peninsula, New Zealand by Patterson Associates
September 24th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Patterson Associates
This is a robust structure, designed to form the centre piece of a remote, symmetrical and thundering surf beach. It is sited on one of New Zealand’s iconic coastal sheep and cattle stations and is intended as a farm experience for family groups up to 12 people.
It is accessed by helicopter from Christchurch Airport or by farm track. It was commissioned by an expatriate New Zealand owner as a base from the where multiple farm and coastal activities can be discovered enjoyed and recovered.
A vernacular verandahed form belies its massive scale, the apex height is at 5.5 metre and its knee at 3.4 metre in a fully macrocarpa interior, traditionally detailed juxtaposed against black steel fittings. At the centre of the house is a stone fireplace, constructed from rock quarried from the station. The project incorporates mainly custom designed fittings, door hardware, furniture and lighting, oak grills and handles.
The building shuts down during storms or when unoccupied and when opened sets up both seaward and leeward exterior environments. It is conceived of as a piece of slowly aging farm driftwood, in the future stock might come right up to the building.
About Patterson Associates
Patterson Associates is New Zealand’s most internationally recognised architectural practice. Pattersons has clients and projects as far afield as India, Singapore, Australia, Germany and China.
The practice is based on a very simple idea; if a building naturally belongs, feels like it fits logically into a place, into an environment, a time and culture, then the people that inhabit the building will likely feel a sense of belonging there as well. This methodology connects theories of beauty, confidence, economy and comfort.
About Andrew Patterson
Andrew Patterson’s early work on New Zealand’s unspoiled coasts explored relationships between people and landscape to create a sense of belonging. He founded his architecture studio based on a very simple idea; if a building can feel like it naturally ‘belongs’, or fits logically into a place, a landscape, into an environment, a time and culture, then the people that inhabit the building will likely feel a sense of belonging there as well. This methodology connects theories of beauty, confidence, economy and comfort.
Andrew Patterson creates contemporary forms rooted in strong consideration for the building’s usage. His designs are underpinned by sound environmentally sustainable building principles, finished with an informed use of materials with elegant and robust detailing. He creates places where people feel like they logically belong, physically, spiritually and emotionally.
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