Under Pohutukawa

2012 NZIA New Zealand Architecture Award 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. “

Awards
2011 - NZIA Auckland architecture award
2012 "HOME NZ" Home of the year 2012 winner
2012 - NZIA New Zealand Architecture award & finalist
2012 - NZ Wood Timber Design Awards - Winner "residential architectural excellence"
2013 - WAN (World Architecture News) House of the Year 2012 - Finalist

Published
PDF2012 - MONOCLE (UK) feb2012 issue50 vol05 pg119-122 "Bach life Piha"
PDF2012 - ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST (MEXICO) feb2012 issue142 pg104-109 "Back to Basics"
PDF2012 - HOME NZ apr/may2012 pg 66-86 "Living Nature"
PDF2012 - MONUMENT oct2012 "out of the woods"
PDF2012 - BIG HOUSE SMALL HOUSE pg 98-101 'Under Pohutukawa - Piha' by John Walsh & Patrick Reynolds

Photographer
Patrick Reynolds

Contractor
John Armstrong