Herbst Architects are producing some of New Zealand’s best modern homes, and now they have a string of awards to prove it. Lance and Nicola Herbst have a special gift in defining both style and elegance, the trick is they can do it without indulging every available modern convenience. Their work endeavours to have a positive and meaningful contribution to the environment, rather than just another self serving monument.
This dream style beach house is located in New Zealand on Waiheke Island, the site design plays a careful balance between private and public spaces. The sheltered private courtyard is the showpiece of this property. The small but cozy space has been masterfully crafted to connect with the indoor layout. The exterior materials of stone, timber and black steel is a winning combination - giving it a timeless, rustic and approachable feel.
Greek firm decaACHITECTURE designed this stunning minimal “Ring House” in the dramatic landscape just south of Crete. The natural environment provides an incredible backdrop for this incredible house and swimming pool design. The use of local materials helps the structure fit comfortably into the landscape, while the feature pool shines like glass against the rugged surroundings.