Sleepout at Te Arai - CAAHT studio
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Completed 2010

The design for this family sleep out was based around the concept of the building being like a permanent tent, with hinging awnings and sliding screens opening up the compact dwelling into its surroundings.  A variety of exterior verandah spaces offer differing degrees of shelter from the elements, while the paved terrace provides for alfresco dining on fine days and the plywood lined interior space creates a warm enclosure in wet weather.  Views to the surrounding countryside and distant coastline are framed by the awnings.


Photos by CAAHT Studio Architects


publication: ‘Te Arai SLEEP-OUT’,

HOUSES Issue 18 – Summer 2010, p062-067