Kuaotunu Beach House by Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects

Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects has renovated a 70s bach. Located on a dramatic site on the Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand, the Kuaotunu Beach House overlooking the Pacific Ocean was completed in 2008.

The intention was to renovate an existing holiday home for a family on a dramatic site in Kuaotunu. The 70s bach had served the family well for many years and was imbued with family memories. It was too valuable as a family artefact to demolish. To accommodate the needs of the grown family and their friends, additional spaces were required. The architectural intention was to distinguish these new buildings by separating them. This allowed for a series of sheltered outdoor spaces protected from prevailing winds while allowing inhabitants to be part of the view. The holiday experience was reinforced by the separate pavilions being disconnected from the main living room, resulting in a camping experience as if going from tent to tent.

— Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects



Photographs by Simon Devitt
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