I was going to write about the juxtaposition of the drama of a site and the mundane of everyday living but then I read the architect’s descriprtion and it was just so right…
Holidays beside the waters edge, water skiing and trout fishing, are wonderful memories for families. The bach is a keeper of these memories, which are at stake when work is done to preserve and update it.
It was a process of saving and improving, of folding in another layer of history in a way that would not obliterate the past. The result is a nest of humble kiwi buildings, some parts new some original, that will now cope admirably with the demands of the future.
Lakeside classic, Tarawera, New Zealand by .