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Matakana Bach, Matakana, Warkworth, New Zealand

Wednesday 14 Jan 2009

The ultimate New Zealand bach

Matakana Bach by Pacific Environments Architects in Matakana, Warkworth, New Zealand
Design copyright of Pacific Environments Architects NZ Ltd. 
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Holiday home takes advantage of the country's spectacular scenery 

The Matakana Bach is located on a prominent headland location that offers unsurpassed gulf and harbour views to Kawau Island and beyond. The brief was to design a contemporary and minimal bach (small weekend or vacation house) for weekend use that took advantage of the extensive views and provided a backdrop for a relaxed lifestyle. The result was 2 pavillions (living and sleeping) constructed from concrete, steel and glass.

Visitors navigate through the Pohutakawa grove, past water features and over stepping stones to arrive at the front door and entry foyer which leads into the communal area of the ‘Sleeping’ pavilion. This pavilion concept is based around ‘tent’s and a ‘campfire’ with the bedrooms opening up to a sunken communal space with fireplace. Large sliding doors open this space to the grassed lawn. The 3m stud ‘Living’ pavilion includes kitchen, office and lounge areas that flow onto large deck and a bbq and rockery spa pool area covered by a large cantilevered roof punctured with circular apertures. Large sliding double glazed doors open the living pavilion to connect with the stunning environment.

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Pacific Environments Architects

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