2013 New Zealand Architecture Awards Winner
Waiake Beach House
This house is a clean and clear response to its context and a suitably sculptural expression of its brief. On a constricted and highly visible site, and working to a relatively modest budget, the architects have designed a house of dramatic form, staunch to the street, but encouraging of intimate occupation. The bold use of simple materials emphasises the building’s solidity; excellent detailing enhances the effect of the material discipline. The result is a clever cave, right by a suburban bay.