Matakana, New Zealand has witnessed one of the most stunning family summer cottages. The first idea from Pacific Environments Architects was to create cottage with “tents” concept. Inspired by intergenerational memories, it is formed uniquely as connected pavilions and embodying the very essence of the long summer holidays, summer stories, connections, collections and summer activities.
Located on rural Kiwi vernacular with an exposed rural coastal environment. It’s beautifully exposed with prominent peninsular and spectacular views to complete its adjacent. Recently, it’s completed with Boatshed and Guesthouse.
Created for family retreat allowing house members to experience the nature and house’s elements. Also, to provide maximized sew views and sustainable fulfilling lifestyle. All pavilions are linked to provide protection, space, comfort and also connection with activities and the land. The main pavilion serves nourishment and relaxation while its adjacent is adaptable for experiencing ambience when it’s open of for getting privacy when it’s closed.
It’s reflected in a horizontal roof which gently forms lifting in flight, skim the land and masts the wings’ tensioning.
Polished concrete is used to aggregate the solidity, contrasting, patterning, enduring and texture while sliding glass doors beautifully enhance the spaces. Its neutral interiors can provide such inviting backdrop.
The building has it all for not harming the Mother Nature by utilizing a solar hot water and rainwater for refreshing, nourishing and also honoring the earth.