herbst architects aligns castle rock house with new zealand coastline herbst architects aligns castle rock house with new zealand coastline
jan 14, 2015

herbst architects aligns castle rock house with new zealand coastline

herbst architects aligns castle rock house with new zealand coastline
photo by patrick reynolds
all images courtesy of herbst architects

 

 

 

in new zealand, auckland-based pratice herbst architects has completed a beach house retreat that overlooks the region’s whangarei heads. the dwelling, named ‘castle rock house’, is a composition of fragmented, yet connected volumes that appear to tumble down the hillside, presenting sweeping views out to sea.

 

primary living accommodation is housed at the uppermost level, where an open plan kitchen with connected terrace is joined by a more secluded lounge area. the home’s sleeping quarters are found at a lower level with two large bedrooms placed alongside a dormitory-style room, capable of hosting four extra guests.

herbst architects castle rock house new zealand designboom
the dwelling is a composition of fragmented, yet connected volumes that seem to tumble down the hillside
photo by patrick reynolds

herbst architects castle rock house new zealand designboom
the home presents sweeping views out to sea
photo by patrick reynolds

herbst architects castle rock house new zealand designboom
internal living accommodation is divided across two levels
photo by patrick reynolds

herbst architects castle rock house new zealand designboom
a kitchen is joined by two connected terraces
photo by patrick reynolds

herbst architects castle rock house new zealand designboom
warm timbers make up the interior of the dwelling
photo by patrick reynolds

herbst architects castle rock house new zealand designboom
the secluded lounge area
photo by patrick reynolds

herbst architects castle rock house new zealand designboom
timber panels can be adjusted to maximize the configuration of the living space
photo by patrick reynolds

herbst architects castle rock house new zealand designboom
the structure is organically embedded with the natural terrain
photo by patrick reynolds

herbst architects castle rock house new zealand designboom
the viewing deck offers unobstructed panoramic vistas
photo by patrick reynolds

herbst architects castle rock house new zealand designboom
floor plan indicating the house’s spatial configuration

  • exquisite piece of work

    dbkii says:
  • I like this a lot. So many great details, culminating in warm, inviting living spaces.

    jTr says:

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