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Paetawa Bach 2004
       
     
Paetawa Bach 2004

This small one bedroom house is located at Pekapeka Beach, a small seaside settlement an hours drive north of Wellington City. It rests on gently undulating dune lands, facing northwest, looking across the road and lower dunes out to the Tasman Sea and Kapiti Island to the west.

It is intended for the house to both relate to the horizontality of this landscape and also be at odds with it, as if it had been left there, or washed up.

The exterior is composed of a rhythm of painted fibre cement panels. Elements of wall, roof beam, roof layers and brise soleil are expressed separately, with light entering in places in between. There is a sense of horizontal and vertical layering, and metaphorically a sense of dislocation or decomposition of parts, as if a creature or construction had been left high and dry above the tide.

Awards: NZIA New Zealand Award 2005, NZIA Local Award 2004, NZIA Colour Award 2005 , Metropolitan Glass Awards Finalist 2004 , Home & Entertainment Home of the Year Finalist 2004

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