Bay House
       
     
AF5720.jpg
       
     
AF5618.jpg
       
     
AF5886.jpg
       
     
AF5627.jpg
       
     
AF5374.jpg
       
     
AF5404.jpg
       
     
AF5419.jpg
       
     
AF5402.jpg
       
     
AF5920.jpg
       
     
AF5482.jpg
       
     
AF5597.jpg
       
     
AF5853.jpg
       
     
AF5433.jpg
       
     
AF6025.jpg
       
     
AF6077.jpg
       
     
AF6067.jpg
       
     
AF5909.jpg
       
     
AF5556.jpg
       
     
AF5524.jpg
       
     
AF5592.jpg
       
     
AF5746.jpg
       
     
AF5783.jpg
       
     
AF5812.jpg
       
     
AF5835.jpg
       
     
AF5945_Panorama.jpg
       
     
AF5933.jpg
       
     
AF5990.jpg
       
     
AF5738.jpg
       
     
AF6131.jpg
       
     
AF5539_edit.jpg
       
     
Bay House
       
     
Bay House

Located at Castor Bay on Auckland’s North Shore, the dark box like forms of Bay House stretch and weave along the elevated south-facing site. Recessed into the bank, the concrete basement is fractured by a glass roofed atirum space that allows sun and natural light to permeate deep within the building footprint. Guests are welcomed into this atrium space by the sound of the cascading pond in the garden above, circulating up through the atrium on to a timber planked bridge which connects the living areas either side.

Framed apertures project the occupants' attention towards the view of Castor Bay and cityscape beyond. Living areas flow out onto a series of sheltered northern terraces which are hunkered into the bank above. The black cladding deconstructs to make way for varied extensive northern glazing which provides transparency through to the southern views. Roofs are tilted and lifted, reaching for the sun. Pohutakawas overhang, their silhouette playful against the passing sky. 

AF5720.jpg
       
     
AF5618.jpg
       
     
AF5886.jpg
       
     
AF5627.jpg
       
     
AF5374.jpg
       
     
AF5404.jpg
       
     
AF5419.jpg
       
     
AF5402.jpg
       
     
AF5920.jpg
       
     
AF5482.jpg
       
     
AF5597.jpg
       
     
AF5853.jpg
       
     
AF5433.jpg
       
     
AF6025.jpg
       
     
AF6077.jpg
       
     
AF6067.jpg
       
     
AF5909.jpg
       
     
AF5556.jpg
       
     
AF5524.jpg
       
     
AF5592.jpg
       
     
AF5746.jpg
       
     
AF5783.jpg
       
     
AF5812.jpg
       
     
AF5835.jpg
       
     
AF5945_Panorama.jpg
       
     
AF5933.jpg
       
     
AF5990.jpg
       
     
AF5738.jpg
       
     
AF6131.jpg
       
     
AF5539_edit.jpg