2017 Nelson/Marlborough Architecture Awards Winner
Bach with Two Roofs
Huge gum trees once occupied this hill-top site, and the small baches with double roofs inhabited spaces between the trees. In 2014 a cyclone took out the trees, exposing and revealing the baches. As the beginning of the healing of the site, a small shade building has been added with an enclosed outdoor kitchen sitting low and forward on the site. The roofs of the huts have been extended out to shelter the spaces below and the edges of the roof filter the light, as the trees once did. The space between the new, smaller building and the main hut has set up a new type of clearing.