Opito Bay Home / Bull O’Sullivan Architecture

Architects: Bull O’Sullivan Architecture
Location: Coromandel, New Zealand
Photography: Courtesy of B/OS

Many coastal homes on the coromandel appear to erode/corrode before your eyes. The monolithic manner of this home pleated at mid-floor is intended to divert such erosion and mitigate corrosion. The floor plan is predictable, with the public realm lower, and the private upper. The courtyard holds an enormous piece of Kauri that stands to be an estimated 1000 years old.

The façade to the street gives little away, Zinc cladding culminating in a gloriette aloft by way of a triple height volume enables a maintenance-free existence and the time to enjoy an elevated moment beyond the clouds of Architectural fibrous plaster.

It’s a little bit of 1970s Belfast on the Coromandel Peninsula.