Bach Family House


Like a modern campsite, a small group of timber buildings forms the Bach Family House. The rural retreat is situated on a small plot in Hanmer Springs, New Zealand. The three timber cabins are organized around a central terrace with the largest one containing the main living area as well as a kitchen, bedroom, and utility area while additional sleeping quarters and a kitchenette are housed next door. The tower-like volume stores firewood in the bottom level and bunkhouse above. All of the structures have direct access to the communal patio. Featuring a dining table and fire pit looking out onto Hanmer Plain and the Tekoa Range, the outdoor space acts as a gathering spot for extended family visits.


building techniques / green / environment design
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