2022 New Zealand Architecture Awards Winner
Nestled within a bush-clad inlet, this engaging cabin is almost invisible. The notion of camping is at the heart of a well-worked plan that reduces space to a minimum but adds delight. The warm interior is crafted like a piece of timber furniture; externally, hardwearing materials connect to site. Openings interconnect to adjacent spaces to provide multiple opportunities for inhabitation. The bathroom is deconstructed to an outdoor shower and ‘ablution bunker’ with an arresting view. Movement from the sleeping space through deck areas maintains an intimate connection with the bush, wider environment and water beyond.