As a summer home that reacts to the seasons and is built with the surrounding environment in mind, this interconnected beach house stuns with its simple design.
The 'OffSET Shed House' designed by Irving Smith Architects uses a shed-like, industrial design that is as visually appealing as it is adaptive. Built for a small family and located facing a coastal surfing community north of Gisborne, New Zealand, the house was built on a strategy to "scale new form to its surrounds".
The interconnected beach house is open and inviting in the summer, incorporating the outdoor elements with large open windows bringing in circulation with informal housing boundaries. The winter sees a more internalized use while still capturing the light and warmth from the openings.