Res­i­den­tial ar­chi­tec­ture

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The Camp was de­signed to be sim­ple ac­com­mo­da­tion that cap­tures the essence of in­for­mal bach life and camp­ing.

GOLD PIN The Camp by Fearon Hay Ar­chi­tects

Set on an es­tu­ar­ine head­land off Tawha­ranui Penin­sula, the Bish­ops Hill En­camp­ment was de­signed to be sim­ple ac­com­mo­da­tion that cap­tures the essence of in­for­mal bach life and camp­ing. Di­vided into two build­ings, one for liv­ing and the other for sleep­ing, the in­te­rior spa­ces have been thought­fully ar­ranged to ac­com­mo­date the res­i­dents’ es­sen­tial needs.

The struc­tures are perched on slop­ing land that leads down to the wa­ter and po­si­tioned to cre­ate a shel­tered cen­tral space be­tween the two forms where out­door liv­ing can take place. Em­bed­ded har­mo­niously in the side of the hill amid the un­du­lat­ing land­scape, their ex­te­rior fea­tures a com­bi­na­tion of ex­posed tim­ber frame­work and tim­ber shut­ters with a nat­u­ral oil fin­ish. The small spa­ces open up to the land­scape through their op­er­a­ble walls in place of win­dows, fur­ther en­hanc­ing the ‘camp­ing’ ef­fect.

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