Sarah Rich

BACHKIT

by , 09/08/05

Bachkit

Add another line to your dreamhouse wishlist. The New Zealand company Bachkit has created a holiday home that sits in the landscape of your choice and features a host of adjustable parts that make it personal and practical. The most appealing components are the sliding double wall panels – one in aluminum and one in glass – which allow levels of privacy, indoor temperature and airflow to be changed easily, and blur the boundaries of indoor and outdoor living. The image to the right shows the house fully closed up, and images below show open-air options.

The Bachkit comes in five variations, including a main pavilion, a guest pavilion, and optional extended decks with overhanging roofs.







An outdoor room functions as transitional space between the main house and the deck, with a circular skylight and wood floors. Indoor floors are oak and decking is made of Kwila hardwood. Among the more unique features is the ability to hose the exterior down for low-maintenance cleaning before departure (as if you’d ever leave).

link: Bachkit

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6 Comments

  1. Zero Energy and Green B... March 7, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    [...] been waiting and hoping for more from New Zealand architect Andre Hodgskin who first wowed us with BACHKIT™, a gorgeous holiday home of prefab pavilions designed in 2000. Hodgskin’s newest design is every [...]

  2. Inhabitat » PREFA... March 7, 2008 at 11:01 am

    [...] been waiting and hoping for more from New Zealand architect Andre Hodgskin who first wowed us with BACHKIT™, a gorgeous holiday home of prefab pavilions designed in 2000. Hodgskin’s newest design is every [...]

  3. Mike Pennacchini April 26, 2007 at 1:54 pm

    have watched the progress with interest for years.Want to bring the Ex-SA man back here in a joint venture
    with a variety of business people who are into housing.
    Contact me please.
    Mike Pennacchini CEO
    Ancient Ruins Wine Co.Pty Ltd
    Durbanville
    South Africa

    +27 21 9765863
    +27 83 4271663 Mobile.

  4. r smythe October 10, 2005 at 10:53 pm

    looks good – but a friend built one and a disaster, too difficult and hugely expensive…

  5. Scott September 10, 2005 at 12:29 am

    The chairs in the pictures are becoming increasingly popular. The new Duffield Hall (finished last year) at Cornell University has them along all of the atrium walkways.

  6. Dee September 8, 2005 at 10:39 pm

    I am now on a mission. As a Sydey resident the goal is now to buy a bit of land on the beach along the south coast and build our Bachkit home there. I cannot wait.

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