Bossley Architects

Bossley Architects

Auckland, NZ


Beach Retreat

On a waterfront site in the Bay of Islands, five separate wings are located to reinforce the natural typography and create a sense of community around the central living area. Three of the wings are cut deep into the hillside: one of them has the pasture rolling across the roof.

The central wing is identified by the elegant curves of a hyperbolic parabaloid roof which floats over the multiple living areas.




NZIA Supreme Award for Architecture 2006
NZIA New Zealand Award for Architecture 2006
NZIA Local Award for Architecture 2005
Home and Entertaining, Home of the Year Award Winner 2004

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Status: Built
Location: Paihia, NZ
Firm Role: Architectural design and construction observation