ADNZ projects include houses from Hawke’s Bay to Palmerston North

Two stunning beach houses, showcasing the beauty of the coast stole the show at the 2017 Hawke’s Bay, Poverty Bay Regional ADNZ | Resene Architectural Design Awards this weekend.

Herbertville Bach in Hawkes Bay won Wellington designer Michael Holmes, of Holmes Architecture, the Residential New Home – up to 150m2 Architectural Design Award, as well as the Resene Colour in Design Award.

The designer’s informal beach dwelling is set along a sweeping expanse of remote Hawke’s Bay coastline. The judges remarked on how a modest budget had stretched surprisingly far to achieve spatial generosity, despite a small plan.

“The clever use of decking dramatises the entry sequence, while maximising usable area on an exposed site,’ the judges said.

The Resene judges were impressed by Holmes’ use of natural timber, which allows the house to become part of the landscape.

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