Bourke House, a house designed By Pacific Environments, this house is located in Buckleton Bay, Matakana, New Zealand. Architecture of this house have a clear concept, located on the hill and has an incredible natural scenery with the position of the building overlooking the sea. Although not so close to the sea but the freshness and the natural feel of natural exhaled brought into the room of the house. Maybe this is not the right house to live forever because it was too far from the city where it will create problem when we went to the office. This house is perfect and privileged to be used as a residence during the long summer vacation. Main pavilion invites relaxation and nourishment, raised to acquaint with the coastal islands. Adjacent is the protective sleeping pavilion being adaptable for experiencing the ambience of the campsite and outlook; or being closed off for privacy.
Aotearoa, “the land of the long white cloud” is reflected in horizontal roof forms gently lifting in flight, lightly skimming the land, masts tensioning the wings.
Sliding glass doors enhance the spaces for opening up, experiencing, connecting. There’s no holding back, just feeling what is – sea breezes, reflections and sea-change personalities, moonlight and sun; whilst being secure from storms.
Polished concrete aggregates, texture and patterning – contrasting, solidity and enduring. Neutral interiors provide an inviting backdrop, native timbers salvaged from the seashore, eclectic collections personalising and connecting to the heart.
Splashes of red – from New Zealand’s native pacific pohutukawa tree – represents the Christmas flower of joy and celebration – a client favourite.