2020 Auckland Architecture Awards Winner
Buckleton’s Boat Shed
The house is an expression of fast and playful architecture that does not dwell on concerns about full resolution. The design was whipped up quickly, seemingly – but of course not actually – with the naivety of a student project. The architect cleverly saw the potential of a challenging site facing south and sitting in a floodplain, and created an elevated form that incorporates a vertical rectangular north elevation that twists to become a horizontal rectangular south elevation. Apparently unsophisticated and even cartoonish windows add to an appropriate level of casualness and informality. The design is an antidote to the obsessively overworked beach-house.