2016 Hawkes Bay/Gisborne Architecture Awards Winner
Nicol Holiday Home
On arrival, an unassuming entry resides between concrete block walls. Almost austere, it conceals an intimate pavilion- style house, cleverly constructed from robust materials, that sits lightly in the landscape thanks to a neutrally toned palette of materials. Surrounded by open-air walkways and orientated for sea views, this house evokes the atmosphere of a traditional bach while providing occupants with wide views through expansive windows. Cannily, for the coastal environment, the living experience has been extended through a private courtyard that provides shelter from prevailing winds.