Timms Bach, Kaitoke Beach Property, Great Barrier Island Building, New Zealand Architecture

Timms Bach, New Zealand

Kaitoke Beach Property design by Herbst Architects

16 Aug 2013

Kaitoke Beach House

Design: Herbst Architects

Location: Kaitoke Beach, Great Barrier Island, New Zealand

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This bach is chronologically the fourth in a series of 7 baches that designed by Herbst Architects on great barrier island. In is located in a small residential strip which junctions with a wild east coast beach namely Kaitoke.

Timms Bach Kaitoke Beach: New Zealand Beach Property
photo : Jackie Meiring

The outstanding feature of the site is the dramatic range of mountains that present themselves on the short northern end of the site. In the foreground is a vast sea of low windswept Manuka, on which the mountains seemingly float.

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photo : Jackie Meiring

A decision was made to orientate the bach towards this powerful silhouette of mountains. Through our previous forays into bach design we became increasingly convinced of the importance of the outdoor room, so it was decided that this room would perform as a kind of viewing platform of the mountains.

Timms Bach New Zealand
photo : Jackie Meiring

The remainder of the building was then stretched out along the eastern boundary where a neighbour needed to be screened and a gabion wall was positioned along the opposite long boundary in this way creating two courtyard north and south of the lanai.

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photos : Jackie Meiring

The other theme that we’d been exploring and were keen to incorporate in this design was that of externalising the connection between the public and private spaces.

This connection in the form of a passage is semi outdoor and has a sliding screen along its length which moves to allow west light into the beds and a view of the south courtyard.

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photos : Jackie Meiring

The assembly of materials has been detailed to give informality and a legibility of structure.

The palette is timber, stone and aluminium joinery.

Timms Bach – Building Information

Site: ¼ acre flat section
Client: NZ client residing in Hawaii
Cost: $ 500,000 build
Project commenced: end 2004
Building completed: 2010

Project Team: Lance Herbst; Nicola Herbst
Photographs: Jackie Meiring
Designed and documented: 2005
Construction: 2010
Contractor: Ian Riggans

Roofing: Profiled Zincalume LT7 profile sheeting / Skellerup Enviroclad membrane
Wall cladding: Bandsawn Radiata Battens on “Shadowclad” ply cladding sheets
Internal wall lining: T&G macrocarpa finished with OSMO wood oil / radiata ply / Tasmanian Oak T&G boards
Internal flooring: Tasmanian Oak T&G flooring finished with OSMO wood oil
Shutters: “Topglass Ultra” glass fibre panels fixed to radiate frame overlayed with Western red cedar bandsawn battens
Living deck ceiling: Western red cedar bandsawn battens
Gabions: Local stone in Maccaferri “Galfan” gabion baskets
Aluminium Joinery: Vantage series by APL
Kitchen: by Herbst Architects

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Location: Kaitoke Beach, Great Barrier Island, New Zealand

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