Beach Haven Residence

Beach Haven • Auckland

This project exudes a sense of bravery and warmth. It defines the client’s love of colour along with being deeply in tune with the unique bush clad environment. Our client had lived in the 1980’s weatherboard home for several years before embarking on a renovation in 2021. The new plans involved connecting the existing house and sleepout with a contemporary, light filled architectural ‘bridge’ clad in Signal Red Nu-Wall. We were tasked with invigorating and developing the interior spaces. Our brief was to welcome in the surrounding landscape and create a modern Log Cabin aesthetic.

Drawing from the clients love of primary colour and the bold exterior cladding choice, we selected several key materials to sustainably inject both colour and functional durability for this family of four. We used the colours to drive the definition of each space, and utilised bold and raw material choices to connect with the surrounding environment. Strandboard was used extensively as interior cladding for floors and walls to relay a low fuss, 'doc hut' kind of warmth in connection with the proposed new red joinery and structural steel. The house is now strongly individual with a sense of energy and warmth.

Area: 150sqm
Date: May 2022
Location: Beach Haven, Auckland
Cabinet-maker: Carlielle Kitchens
Photography: Studio Weir
Beach Haven Residence
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