I don’t often focus on architecture (overtly) here, but seeing DOGBOX by Patch Work Architecture — a residence that has built by the architects in Whanganui, New Zealand — and loving the design and materials so much, I had to do a post that is nothing but this one structure. Both inside and out, the building uses space and materials to flow between intimate and expansive moments. There’s also a playfulness between what’s seen and what’s glimpsed and what’s only hinted at in silhouette that I find really appealing. I hope you like DOGBOX as much as I do.
This terrific hero shot of the front elevation of the structure shows the elements and the interaction of outdoor/indoor so well.
Another nice view of the structure, aglow with interior light seen through translucent walls.
The open downstairs area, including functional niches that bring to mind Frank Lloyd Wright. The entire back wall is poured concrete.
A playful silhouette shows through the twinwall polycarbonate panels that are used throughout the structure.
I’ve been a fan of the DOGBOX kitchen since the first time I saw it. The simplicity and economy with which it’s fitted is very appealing.
A detail of the kitchen’s main work counter. Once again, it’s the simple, honest materials that appeal to me.
I’m ready for a work out space like this.
The open feeling extends to private spaces, like this second-floor sleeping area.
Even this simple wood storage cubby feels thoughtful.