Base Camp

Wanaka, NZ


Base Camp is a house designed to be a hub. The idea is to create an environment which can switch between being a cosy dwelling to becoming the anchor point for visiting family who can camp around the edges of the building. Ablutions, kitchen, and living amenities can be accessed from multiple points outside and the living/kitchen/dining environment is set up to host bigger groups as needed. Hardscaped elements like decking and courtyards intersect and surround the floor plan which create multiple areas for recreation and relaxing on many sides of the building. The major axis of the building is oriented towards Mt Iron to the west while the minor north-south axis which houses the bedroom blocks helps reinforce and shape the various outdoor spaces.

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