Gallery: Coromandel Bach is a Protected Timber Beach House in New Zeala...

The Coromandel Bach (or beach house to us non New Zealanders) sits prominently on a bluff looking out over the ocean. Designed by Crosson, Clark and Carnachan Architects, the vacation home was conceived as a simple timber container that could be closed off when vacated. Two large doors on either side can be lowered to open the home and provide a direct connection to the outdoors. Built from unadorned natural timber, the Coromandel Bach is also an exploration of traditional New Zealand wood construction techniques and use of a renewable resource.

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