Rāwhiti Bach

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Location: Rāwhiti, Northland

Completed: 2015


The Struthers family wanted to replace a much-loved bach with one that would last the test of time and allow for groups of all sizes. The main building provides primary gathering spaces, main bedroom, informal ‘loft’ space, and a boat store. The sleepout, offering additional bedrooms, is tucked into the hillside.

The carefully detailed insitu concrete structure required Dunning Thornton to lift the design of a normally unseen and utilitarian material to create an architectural statement.

Client: Di and John Struthers
Architect: Studio Pacific Architecture
Contractor: Mather Builders