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Wooden Shoal Bay Bach is a Sweet Minimalist Retreat in New Zealand

Posted By Tafline Laylin On January 10, 2013 @ 3:30 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase | No Comments

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Comprised of two interconnected gabled structures [1] in a paddock backed by rolling green hills, the Shoal Bay bach is located in a new development complex that used to be an old sheep farm. In fact, Parsonson minimalistic design was inspired by a nearby woolshed that is no longer in use. There’s just one bathroom for the whole family and the home is lifted off the ground, which expands interior space while providing a great area to collect kayaks and other recreational accouterments.

Concerned with sustainability, the family asked to make their holiday bach as eco-friendly as possible. Consequently, it was built with responsibly-sourced timber [2], the water is heated by the sun, and a low emission wood-fired stove keeps the home warm. Louvers diffuse daylight and manage solar gain [3], and a pocket of other clever interventions maximize space and a sense of continuity with South Hawkes Bay.

+ Parsonson Architects [4]

Via GBlog [5]

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[1] interconnected gabled structures: http://inhabitat.com/gabled-leed-platinum-newcomer-house-in-georgia-cost-just-125-per-square-foot/

[2] responsibly-sourced timber: http://inhabitat.com/tag/fsc-certified-timber/

[3] manage solar gain: http://inhabitat.com/tag/solar-gain/

[4] + Parsonson Architects: http://www.p-a.co.nz/shoal%20bay%20house/shoal%20bay%20house.htm

[5] GBlog: http://blog.gessato.com/2013/01/09/shoal-bay-bach-by-parsonson-architects/

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