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.
- 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.