2020 Auckland Architecture Awards Winner
Taumata Beach House
This relaxed, low-key beach side encampment focuses on an experiential relationship with the site and wider environment. Three pavilions are configured around a private and sheltered courtyard, and balance views of the sea and privacy from the beach and public pathway. A muted, soft, neutral palette of durable materials establishes a calm house with equal attention given to interior and exterior spaces, while screens, doors and roof overhangs blur the boundary between the two. The house is a sophisticated project which is all the stronger for its avoidance of show.