This beach home design is intended to create a place where David Berridge architect, New York based architect can reconnect with its roots in New Zealand and in his native country, an aesthetic and a way of life that combines what he experienced in the 1930s, and what it is still reminiscent of its beach-oriented education.
The site, located on the knuckle or the elbow of the road, in the form of pie and tapers as it the slopes of the Hill of the road. This limited the envelope of the building so to develop design care was taken to minimize the size of the rooms and to develop an effective and flexible living space that connects easily to the outdoor areas. It is important to maximize the views, the two off the coast of the reserve on the road, and to the back of the site of the hill that dominates the village of Otama.
Used to live in tight quarters, the architect has used the same dimensions of their stay/room space to eat in their apartment in midtown Manhattan, and secondly, to facilitate the transition from the city to the beach used the same exact provision and retailer in its kitchen of NYC. However here the transition to outside is the essence of the experience of the range for the living space is surrounded on three sides by the deck.
Both the cost and the reluctance to use urban materials the exterior wood elements are wood “gross Swan with horizontal screens using standard farm fence slats.”
A minimal amount of construction was made to eliminate the need for retaining walls, etc. and other that the development of natural gateways profiled, the site is also developed as possible and was transplanted with trees, shrubs and native grasses.
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