Portable Beach House in New Zealand

“On the shore of an idyllic white sanded beach in New Zealand’s Coromandel Peninsula rests an elegant hut. Closed up, the rough macrocarpa-cladding blends into the landscape and perches quietly on the dunes, as passersby wonder how it could possibly function for a family of five.

Designed to close up against the elements, the hut measures a mere 40 square metres and rests on two thick wooden sleds™ that allow it to be shifted around the beach front section. This innovative portability is a response to the ever changing landscape that line the beachfront in this coastal erosion zone.…”

On Little Diggs, a sort of Dwell magazine type architectural website; most digs are spare and bare, but all in all, a good location for those interested in little homes. Lots of other pics of this place.

3 Responses to Portable Beach House in New Zealand

  1. Anonymous says:

    Is a nice creation. Although basically a square box, has soul and heart.

    Interesting as well
    Japanese tree house architect Takashi Kobayashi arrives in Los Angeles for US debut

    http://japandailypress.com/japanese-tree-house-architect-takashi-kobayashi-arrives-in-los-angeles-for-us-debut-2223876

  2. Lloyd Kahn says:

    Anon #1 above: Thanks! Forgot I posted same place in May 2012. (This happens occasionally, I forget I've already posted something.)

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