Two Slightly Off-Set Pavilions Exuding Design Personality: Shoal Bay Bach

Designed by Parsonson Architects, Shoal Bay Bach is a solitary dwelling located at the coast of southern Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.  The country architecture of the building integrates the project in its environment and ensures an off-the-cuff, holiday-like atmosphere for its inhabitants. That’s the kind of place where you kick off your shoes and don’t have to worry about walking sand throughout the house.
According to the official description provided by the architects, the bach (an iconic component to the culture of latest Zealand) contains “two slightly off-set pavilions, one housing the bedrooms and any other the major living space. Decks can be found at each end of the living pavilion allowing the sun to be followed in the course of the day. Sliding screens on the north-west end provide adjustable shelter for different wind conditions, offer privacy from neighboring campers and act as walls for out of doors sleeping”. Wood is the defining element for the inside design scheme, often contrasted by splashes of color. Thus, this small house is an exceptional example of indoor warmth and personality.