There are almost no doors for the beach shelters in the picture. The beach shelters is made by Herbst Architects. But it is a great shelter for the design. As the name, it is a good place to spend your holiday. But you can also stay here for your whole time. Basically, this is a beach shelter that is created for occupation during summer months on Kaitoke Beach, Great Barrier Island off Auckland New Zealand.
From the picture, you can see that the site is small and narrow at 16x52m and set back from the beach amongst a number of similar sites strung on either side of a dead end access road. Meanwhile, the building is made up of 3 primary elements, a wall, a “container”, and the negative space between them. Then, dealing with very proximate neighbouring buildings along both long boundaries, the functions that require complete weather protection; the bedrooms and bathroom, kitchen and lounge and the boat garage, are grouped into a long container like structure and positioned along the eastern boundary.
Furthermore, on the western boundary a gabion wall made of stone from a local quarry defines the edge. It gives you different sensation too. Then, the two positive elements are connected by a roof structure which defines the pivotal negative space between, the covered living decks.
What a great idea to be real. The gabion wall anchors the light structure and holds the negative space while the container peels open to connect the kitchen to the covered deck. Retractable screen walls on the north and south faces of the living deck allow selective editing out of the prevailing winds which blow from either SW or NE. so, what next you are waiting for? The shelter is having nice shape. Imagine how you will spend your time here.