Located in New Zealand's Puhoi settlement, the Back Country House is modeled after the vernacular architecture of the region. An exterior of locally-sourced Macrocarpa timber cladding and a slanted galvanized iron roof reference the traditional huts found throughout the area. The two-story volume houses a main living area with a lofted master bedroom above. On either side of the ground floor, folding glazed doors afford expansive views of the rugged landscape, while also opening the interior up to a wrap around deck with an outdoor fire place and sunken baths.
Photos: David Maurice / LTD. Architecture