Sleepout At Te Arai
The design for this family sleep out was based on the building being like a permanent tent. A variety of exterior verandah spaces offer degrees of shelter, while the paved terrace provides for al fresco dining.
Sleepout at TeArai
With all the awnings up and doors slid open the sleep out space extends into the surrounding site.
Sleepout at Te Arai
The building closes right up when vacant providing secure storage in the surrounding verandah spaces.
Hinged Awnings - sleepout
Battened screens hinge up to form awnings supported on steel posts.
Interior TeArai Sleepout
The plywood lined sleep out offers a warm interior space which spills out to the connecting verandah. With the battened screens down the verandah becomes an extension of the sheltered interior space.
Battened screen TeArai Sleepout
Dappled light is filtered through the battened screen awnings providing shade from the afternoon sun on the verandah.
Patio Area Te Arai sleepout
The paved terrace provides ample room for al fresco dining.
Terrace TeArai Sleepout
View from the loungers across the terrace to the lush planted hill beyond. A portable brazier is set ready for people to gather around the evening fire.
Story by: CAAHT Studio Architects
CAAHT Studio Architects was formed in 2009 after having gaining 9 years industry experience working for several of New Zealand's leading architecture practices.
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