New Zealand-based architecture firm Archipelago Wellington has designed the House in Rippling Stream.
Completed in 2012, this contemporary, water front home is located in Rippling Stream, Wellington, New Zealand.
Budget Beach House by Archipelago Wellington:
“Architect Brian Paquette Architecture, alongside consultants Dan Roe of Roe Architecture, designed this as a temporary residence for a director and her working staff. The house was built on a narrow site facing the beach in the Dunedin archipelago. The clients wanted a part of the site for themselves, as well as a pool and guesthouses for events.
The site is a protected conservation area, and thus the house was situated on the site. The brief called for the space to be unencumbered by design constraints, and any structural or artistic restrictions.
The home is located along the southern beach edge of the $303 million Isle of Crosemouth Inlet, at the southernmost point on the site. The concept was to create a house that could ‘flap’ at the beach, allowing the ocean breeze to push against the building. The weather and landscape interacts with the house on various levels: the front garden, the backyard, and the pool/spa. Alignment is simple and direct, with the house’s large timber construction to the front, a simple timber form to the rear, and timber walkways and decks to the south and west. Light and dark, polished concrete and natural materials merge to form a cradling, cozy shelter for living and gatherings.
The simple arrangement contrasts with the historic 11th centuryty of the property, and recalls the exotic African structures built to host visiting European royalty and royalty families during their lifetime.”
Photos by: Patrick Reynolds