Kawakawa House, Herbst Architects
The Kawakawa House is a sensitively designed retreat that pays due respect to the wild beauty of Auckland’s west coast. Occupation must be a pleasure no matter what the season or weather. The house connects just as well to the pōhutukawa forest in which it sits, as to the beach it overlooks. A central courtyard brings nature into the heart of the house; the effect is invigorating and the inspiring.