Beach House

Enough Said

Thinking outside the bach, Edwards White Architects design an off-grid family escape that’s a big step up from camping.

Into the Fold

Patrick Clifford of Architectus creates a cliffside escape for friends that explores the pleasure of volume and scale.

Natural Rhythm

Inspired by boatsheds, Andrew Patterson composes an elegant family resort on Waiheke Island that’s both minimal and monumental.

Poetic Refrain

Herbst Architects present an intriguing yet harmonious show of contradictions in this family hideaway at Matapōuri Beach.

Tri-Angle

Part fale, part harbour marker: RTA Studio designs a striking off-grid bach at Medlands Beach on Aotea Great Barrier Island.

Anchor Me

Rich Naish future-proofs a beachside retreat for his family on a challenged site north of Auckland.

River Side

On a bucolic site just behind Whangapoua beach, a contemporary shed manages views, wind and the needs of friends and family.

Best Nest

A sharp little house on Waiheke Island is a contrast in openness and containment.

Back to Bach

A modest bach at Riversdale Beach to fill with extended family and friends.

On the Shore

Richard Naish deals with storms and sea lions for the design of a robust crib in The Catlins.

Marking Time

Tim Dorrington’s first commission came from his parents. Twenty years on, the Waiheke bach is still treasured.