Author(s): Pip Cheshire
So much has been written about that national treasure, the traditional Kiwi bach. Here's a book that approaches the subject in a fresh and unique way. Pip Cheshire, a former partner in Jasmax and now an architect with his own highly regarded practice, has designed some of New Zealand's most significant public and private buildings. In this book he partners with leading architectural photographer Patrick Reynolds to visit seven holiday houses that represent bach living and bach architecture. The dwellings range from an isolated mountain bach in the South Island to a new small house in Northland. Each house and its hinterland is lovingly and expertly photographed by Patrick Reynolds so the reader feels as though they are really standing there on site. Lyrical and lovely, the text still gets to grips with the issues facing baches in this era of soaring coastal property prices, building consents and look-at-me aspiration.
Pip Cheshire is an award-winning New Zealand architect. Patrick Reynolds is New Zealand's best architectural photographer, and is commissioned by leading magazines both here and abroad.