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New Zealand beach house covered by a canopy of pohutukawa trees

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This amazing contemporary beach house surrounded by pohutukawa trees was designed by Herbst Architects, located in Piha, a seaside village west of Auckland, on New Zealand’s North Island. The pohutukawa trees carry a great symbolic significance to the region, therefore they are protected by the local authorities. This presented a challenge to the architects, to build on the […]

Incredible house in the trees: Palm Beach House in New Zealand

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Palm Beach House is an incredible single family residence designed by architecture studio Vaughn McQuarrie, located in Palm Beach, Auckland, New Zealand. This 1,184 square foot (110 square meters) house is located on a reasonably steep bush covered site a few hundred meters up a valley from the golden sands of Palm Beach Waiheke Island. Sitting […]

City House retreat in Auckland for indoor/outdoor living

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City House was designed for a single client as a retreat from a busy professional life by architecture studio Architex, located in Auckland, New Zealand. Completed in 2011, this 4,305 square foot (400 square meters) inner city home was purchased with an approved Resource Consent for a family home – and so a revised brief […]

Modern waterfront home in Auckland: Winsomere Crescent

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Winsomere Crescent is a modern waterfront home designed by Dorrington Architects & Associates, that capitalizes on the stunning views in Auckland, New Zealand. The original charming but time-worn house was a double-skin brick bungalow with warren-like rooms and little connection with the amazing views that there was to offer. The clients liked the traditional detailing […]

Modern house in New Zealand: Godden Cres

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Godden Cres is a classic modern house designed by Dorrington Architects & Associates around a number of mature trees, in a park-like setting in Auckland, New Zealand. The house is designed as a collection of blocks linked by a flat-roofed element, housing the entry and gallery. The gallery space leads you past an interior courtyard […]

Brick Bay House on the coastal town of Snells Beach

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The Brick Bay House has been designed by Glamuzina Paterson Architects, situated in Snells Beach, Warkworth, a small coastal town in the north of Auckland Region in the North Island of New Zealand. The dwelling is an enquiry into where a site begins and ends; how to define the edges of the project; and the way […]

Spectacular Blackpool tree house on Waiheke Island

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Blackpool House is a unique home situated on Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand, standing as a black monolith in a densely populated native landscape. Designed by Glamuzina Paterson Architects, the brief was to design a house that was at home in the tree canopy. The architectural solution created a tower that vertically responded to the […]

House at Narrowneck by Mitchell and Stout Architects

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House at Narrowneck is situated in Auckland, Zealand, comprised of three dwelling units to house an elderly parent, young grandchildren and allow work from home. Designed by Mitchell and Stout Architects, the 5,597 square foot (520 square meters)residence is nestled on a site with an elevated beach side section on a busy road with great […]