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.