Cora House by Bonnifait + Giesen – Atelierworkshop
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Cora House by Bonnifait + Giesen – Atelierworkshop

Perched on a bush covered steep slope overlooking Hekerua Bay on the northern side of Waiheke Island, the Cora House prefab bach looks like more of a shelter than a living space.

Cora House by Bonnifait + Giesen - Atelierworkshop

© Russell Kleyn

Cora House by Bonnifait + Giesen - Atelierworkshop

© Russell Kleyn

Architects: Bonnifait + Giesen – Atelierworkshop
Location: Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand
Photographs: Russell Kleyn

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Cora House by Bonnifait + Giesen - Atelierworkshop

© Russell Kleyn

Following the natural contours of the site, the building is separated into 3 modules separated by courtyard areas: two small bedroom pods and a central living, dining and kitchen pod with decks between them.

Cora House by Bonnifait + Giesen - Atelierworkshop

© Russell Kleyn

Cora House by Bonnifait + Giesen - Atelierworkshop

© Russell Kleyn

A services spine runs along the southern edge of the house incorporating the water tanks and the “solar foil” which provides the majority of the energy needs of the building.

Cora House by Bonnifait + Giesen - Atelierworkshop

© Russell Kleyn

Cora House by Bonnifait + Giesen - Atelierworkshop

© Russell Kleyn

With an idyllic view but a fiendishly difficult site on NZ’s Waiheke Island, architects Atelierworkshop pushed the envelope on sustainability whilst delivering a high level of beauty.

Cora House by Bonnifait + Giesen - Atelierworkshop

© Russell Kleyn

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