Composed of a series of imbalanced structures on the New Zealand coastline, the Offset Shed House uses its design to take advantage of natural resources. The home's uneven scheme circulates the ocean breeze and natural sunlight to heat and cool the interior and allow for seasonal living. Covered in corrugated black metal, the exterior pays homage to the primitive, self-erected architecture found in the surrounding area. A wall of south-facing windows afford views of the Pacific, while a series of cedar-clad pergolas give you the option to enjoy the oceanfront first-hand.
Photos: Irving Smith Architects/Patrick Reynolds