Bach living in New Zealand has always presented opportunities to explore alternative ways of occupying a building; the lack of formality, the shift in levels of privacy, the aim of sharing space together. The planning for this family bach overlooking Raglan harbour, pivots around a central covered outdoor area, providing a sheltered but connected space to enjoy the view.
On the drawing board
The circulation strategy encourages occupants of the bedrooms to remain connected with the view and with each other. The building is cloaked in a metallic shell while the covered exterior spaces are subtracted from the singular form. The topography is carved out to receive the built form, keeping the building anchored to the land and providing habitable platforms.