Journal | November 2016

2016 NZIA Auckland Awards

We are delighted to announce success in receiving a NZIA regional award in conjunction with Noel Lane Architects for the design of two small seaside cabins. The awards evening was held last Thursday and was celebration of local architecture with some excellent buildings showcased.

These two seaside cabins are cut into the hillside twenty meters from a small, intimate beach in the Bay of Islands. They are suited facing Northeast, concealed and immersed within the native bush of the terrain.


Seaside Cabins | Small Project Architecture Award

NZIA Jury Citation: “Two cabins are better than one, particularly when they are thoughtfully placed on the edge of the beautiful beach that discreetly conceals them. One sits higher than the other, offering careful views into the exterior shower zone of the other - a take on public-private zones that reinforces the intimacy and play for which cabins are designed. These cabins are best considered from the sea and then from the naturally lit bathrooms to the rear of the sleeping zone. They are a privileged act of hedonism, simply duplicated.”

Click the above images to view the project in its entirety.