Saturday, June 28, 2014

Palm Beach House by Vaughn McQuarrie

Barbie loves a great beach place but she's quite intent on variety in her architecture, not her taste in men... Kens! She's quite happy with her taste in Kens! And she knows that her favorite types of Ken love a dream house on the beach! Want to impress your Ken's, dolls? Snag a beachy pad like this one! 

The house is located on a reasonably steep bush covered site a few hundred meters up a valley from the golden sands of Palm Beach Waiheke Island.

© Simon Devitt

Sitting under a large pohutukawa tree the house negotiates the site with a series of suspended internal and external spaces connected by external bridges and stairs. The owners of this home have to step outside in order to circulate from room to room. Due to difficult access and the wish to minimize waste, the design was based around factory sheet sizes which could be carried by hand and directly fixed in place without the need for cutting. Glue laminated timber was used extensively in the framing, once again carried in by hand and pieced together on site. (Via/Archdaily)

Would you love this beach house?

Barbie thinks you might!
Kisses, m

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