Tilt down façade in New Zealand [222]

This lonely house in Coromandel, New Zealand, gets the security on its large openings through a sort of solid shutters pivoting on the lower horizontal axis. The two large windows are facing on opposite façades, and broaden the inner space in a kind of porch when they are open.

Coromandel is on the 36th parallel, almost the equivalent to that of San Francisco, Málaga and Tokyo. In these latitudes it is possible, and desirable, that the interior space becomes almost an outside for several months a year.

Behind those big hinged panels there is a folding-sliding glazing with wooden carpentries.When the shutters are closed, the house becomes a perfect prism of wood.

General view of the building: 
Coromandel Bach House Coromandel
New Zealand
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Authorship of the graphical documentation: 

Ignacio Paricio