Nothing beats a coastal view. Especially if you live inner city, a house with clear horizon and the expanse of the sea to look at is absolute bliss. Here are five homes lucky enough to inhabit the coast and the luxuries that come with it.
offSET Shed House in Gisborne, by Irving Smith Jack Architects, demonstrates New Zealand’s affinity with coastal living and how the tradition of the bach is still alive. Words by Tess Ritchie.
Venus Bay Bach, by MRTN Architects, “was never intended to be home away from home; it was to be a holiday house, basic in form and basic in function” – that is, a bach. Words by Tess Ritchie.
When the abstracted interior space becomes better than the reality of the beach out front… Wynn A. Bay spent the day at Hilton Pattaya’s Drift Lounge and shares the experience.
A design-sensitive client, an extraordinary ocean site and the partnership of Dan Sparks and Gabriel Poole has to be the perfect combination. But for Margie Fraser, the humpback whales added something special.
Black/white, solid/open, permanent/temporary are some of the contrasts at play in this house on Great Barrier Island in New Zealand. Andrea Stevens meets the architects, Jeff Fearon and Tim Hay to talk about active skins, screening and creating privacy.