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Architects: Herbst Architects
Location: Piha North, New Zealand
Photographs: Patrick Reynolds
 

The Pohutukawa Beach House by Herbst Architects is another spectacular example of embracing nature. The design of the home, including the materials, and colors used allow the home to be a part of its environment. The large glass windows connect the outdoor and indoor spaces. Moreover, the beautiful wood flooring’s and cabinets are used to connect the wooden surroundings and the glass ceilings allow both light inwards as well as the perfect vision of the sky.

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 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
 
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References

Beautiful Glass Front Beach House Harmonizes With Indigenous Pohutukawa Trees HERBST ARCHITECTURE UNDER POHUTUKAWA BEACH HOUSE – Gallery Page 0 – Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://inhabitat.com/glass-front-beach-house-harmonizes-with-indigenous-pohutukawa-trees/beach-tree-house-in-aukland/

Herbst Architects. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://herbstarchitects.co.nz/under-pohutukawa/

Under Pohutukawa / Herbst Architects | ArchDaily. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.archdaily.com/230172/under-pohutukawa-herbst-architects/

 
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