Karewa Parade House, Papamoa, by David Page Architect (1972)
Designed in 1972 as his parents' beach bach when the architect was a young graduate, this delightful time capsule is still in the family. As a testament to the design resolve, the bach has been unaltered, with the exception of an art studio added a year after completion.
Every nook of this complex volume is occupied and enjoyed, and represents a crafted example of an architectural typology that has now come full circle - the tiny house.
Simple materials innovatively and elegantly assembled reflect the patina of wear in a bach that sensitively occupies its coastal site, working with the natural undulations of the dunes.