TATA HOLIDAY HOME
consultant ENGINEER: W R ANDREW ltd | COMPLETED: dec 2007 | Published: Home Nz dec 09 | AWARDS: 2008 NZIA, RESENE COLOUR, and TIMBER DESIGN AWARDS: HIGHLY COMMENDED, RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURAL EXCELLENCE
This holiday home, with stunning views overlooking Tata Beach, is designed to sit unobtrusively within the elevated setting.
The house is angled and fractured with the roof broken in two, the large picture window is tilted to avoid reflections and colours are dark and recessive to blend with the shadows.
These techniques assist the house to sit lightly on the hillside and blends in with the bush backdrop. Inside, walls of rooms are subtly angled to follow the axis of views to the beach and the islands.
Upper rooms open out onto a large deck with the completely private swimming pool, while downstairs bedrooms look out though trees to the sea. The exterior features a Corten (self rusting steel) balustrade that echoes the weathered granite landscape on which the house sits.
The 2008 Timber Design Award highlighted the Tata Beach House for the innovative use of timber, resulting in a distinctive visual impact on a residential building, either stand-alone or multi-unit / multi storey project.