under pohutukawa

2012 NZIA Jury Citation: “From the road, this beach house, in its opened-up summer configuration, reads as an encampment; up close, it is experienced as a beautifully sited verandah. The house is a beguiling essay in the relationship between structure and setting, order and nature, requirements and responsibilities. There is nothing extempore about the building, which is designed and executed with perfectionist exactitude, but it is also a highly successful exercise in sympathetic placement: the pohutukawa among which the house politely nestles are constantly and closely present. An iconic beach has been graced with an exquisite house. “

Photographer

Patrick Reynolds

Contractor

John Armstrong

Awards

NZIA - Auckland Architecture Award 2011

"HOME" magazine home of the year winner 2012

NZIA New Zealand Architecture award 2012

NZIA medal finalist 2012

"NZ Wood" Timber design awards winner : residential architecture excellence 2012

WAN (World architecture News) house of the year 2012 finalist 2013

Under Pohutukawa by Herbst Architects
Under Pohutukawa by Herbst Architects
Under Pohutukawa by Herbst Architects
Under Pohutukawa by Herbst Architects
Under Pohutukawa by Herbst Architects
Under Pohutukawa by Herbst Architects
Under Pohutukawa by Herbst Architects
Under Pohutukawa by Herbst Architects
Under Pohutukawa by Herbst Architects
Under Pohutukawa by Herbst Architects
Under Pohutukawa by Herbst Architects
Under Pohutukawa by Herbst Architects
Under Pohutukawa by Herbst Architects
Under Pohutukawa by Herbst Architects
Under Pohutukawa by Herbst Architects
Under Pohutukawa by Herbst Architects