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Lang's Cove House, Langs Cove, Waipu, New Zealand

Monday 09 Nov 2015
 

Opening up to the ocean

 
Lang's Cove House by Bossley Architects in Langs Cove, Waipu, New Zealand
Photography by Simon Devitt 
 
Lang's Cove House by Bossley Architects in Langs Cove, Waipu, New Zealand Lang's Cove House by Bossley Architects in Langs Cove, Waipu, New Zealand Lang's Cove House by Bossley Architects in Langs Cove, Waipu, New Zealand Lang's Cove House by Bossley Architects in Langs Cove, Waipu, New Zealand Lang's Cove House by Bossley Architects in Langs Cove, Waipu, New Zealand Lang's Cove House by Bossley Architects in Langs Cove, Waipu, New Zealand
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A connection to the sea is made in this beachfront house 

Set on a narrow site sloping gently from road to beach, this house provides a beautiful sequence of spaces from the front entry, in the form of an internal but hi-lit gallery, which gradually slips to the right whilst it also ramps down towards the more open living areas, and eventually out onto a cantilevered concrete terrace thrusting out towards the pohutukawas and the beach beyond.

The ceiling stays level throughout, so that the spaces expand towards the sea by virtue of the gentle ramping down of the floor. On the western flank a covered terrace with a large fireplace provides an outdoor sheltered space protected from the sea breezes, with delightful visual connection to the sea through the glazed living areas.

The simple palette of materials includes off-the-board concrete, cedar boards, anodised aluminium windows and doors. Internal materials are the white walls, which reflect the stunning light qualities from the high level glazing, cedar linings run in from the outside, american oak flooring, and poplar ply ceilings.

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Status Completed
Value 0(m€)
Bossley Architects
www.bossleyarchitects.co.nz

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