2021 Wellington Architecture Awards Winner
Peka Peka Escape
Shifting the entry from the position dictated by the original subdivision was a key design move for the success of this project. From between two dunes, an angled boardwalk leads the way to a bach, with views to the lake gradually revealed. The play between a strong, low-slung gable roof form and exterior walls that step and angle below creates a variety of outdoor spaces that provide shelter from sun and wind. An extra dimension is added to the simple floor plan by stepping down into private bedroom spaces. Cedar boarding is carried though into the interior which, combined with exposed timber beams, creates texture, colour and rhythm.