Location: Bay of Islands, New Zealand
NZ Institute of Architects New Zealand Award 2016
NZ Institute of Architects Local Award 2015
NZ Institute of Architects Resene Colour Award 2015
Master Builders Auckland Region Gold Award 2014
Master Builders Outdoor Living Lifestyle Award 2014
Architects: Bossley Architects
Project Team: Pete Bossley, Peter Sisam
Photography: © Simon Devitt
This generous seaside house is the latest in a series of houses Bossleys have done based on the idea of “encampment”. The large footprint is divided into three separate buildings, creating an “open courtyard” which draws the space of the beach up the valley and into the overall composition of buildings.
The iconic elements of this project are the beautiful roofs, folded planes composed of triangular facets which float over the rooms below. The ceilings are light coloured poplar plywood, creating soft shifts of light and space hovering over the rooms below. The modulation of the roofs reflects the rolling hills of the landscape around the valley.
All images courtesy of Bossley Architects
Pete has an extensive reputation in architecture and interior design, with particular experience in galleries and museums, residential and retail. He was the joint principal responsible for design and documentation of the architecture of the national Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, whilst a Director at Jasmax, including interior design of all public and work spaces. He is involved as a concept designer in all projects in the practice, and his work has received numerous architectural awards.He has exhibited and lectured extensively on his work here and overseas, including Tokyo, Vancouver, Santiago, and Australia. He has also taught architectural design for over 25 years, and was Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Unitec Architecture and Landscape School.
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2/55 Mackelvie St, Ponsonby
Auckland, New Zealand
PO Box 47748, Ponsonby, Auckland 1144
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