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Waikopua beach house


From the Resene Total Colour Awards gallery — Waiheke Island

The concept evolved from the idea of a family group camping, creating space between the functional nodes.

A stand of Nikau, an idyllic private bay and a building platform defined by ridges either side set the architectural program of the design of this family beach house on Waiheke Island.

Modern black home exterior

The concept evolved from the idea of a family group camping, creating space between the functional nodes. This was particularly important in allowing space for the boats and water to move through the valley to the bay below. This space was utilised to give physical separation to the guest house as well as a garage.

Deck with sea view

The materials and form were chosen to be empathetic to the landscape and fauna. The house is designed to integrate into the landscape – the stone walls were sourced locally, the windows are tinted to limit reflection and the timber upper level stained dark to blend into the bush behind. It has been said that the colour of the New Zealand native bush is black.

Modern dark home exterior
Beach home exterior

It was important to activate the spaces around the house giving a progression to enjoy. From the lawn overlooking the sea soaking up the morning light, to the private courtyard, framed by the Nikau grove, catching the last rays in the evening while enjoying the outdoor fire.

Modern home exterior and entry
Beach home walkway
Crisp white modern dining room
Modern bathroom
Bach bedroom
White and timber accents kitchen
White beach home bedroom
Modern bach exterior

Colours used: Resene Black White, Hackett Black.

Architectural Specifier: Daniel Marshall Architects

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