Herbst Architects craft a private seaside retreat at Wairahi Langs Beach with finely tuned levels and rhythmic screening.
The straightforward becomes staggering in this low-key design by Ken Crosson that reclines on the ridge above Koekohe Beach.
James Warren expertly balances views, privacy and a raft of sculptural details with this seaside cottage rejig in Lower Hutt.
Andrew Meiring designs a barely there bach on Aotea Great Barrier Island with the vagaries of wind and weather in mind.
Steeped in sunlight and nostalgia, this Taupō beach house by Parsonson Architects puts a modern skew on the classic Kiwi bach.
On an overlooked site at Matapōuri, a bach looks inward to create an entirely different experience.
Designed with a focus on taking time and slowing down, this beautifully resolved coastal escape gives itself over to the rhythm of the landscape.
An environmentally minded home surrounded by regenerating bush skims the earth above Ōtama Beach.
Thinking outside the bach, Edwards White Architects design an off-grid family escape that’s a big step up from camping.
Patrick Clifford of Architectus creates a cliffside escape for friends that explores the pleasure of volume and scale.
Inspired by boatsheds, Andrew Patterson composes an elegant family resort on Waiheke Island that’s both minimal and monumental.
Herbst Architects present an intriguing yet harmonious show of contradictions in this family hideaway at Matapōuri Beach.
Part fale, part harbour marker: RTA Studio designs a striking off-grid bach at Medlands Beach on Aotea Great Barrier Island.
Rich Naish future-proofs a beachside retreat for his family on a challenged site north of Auckland.
On a bucolic site just behind Whangapoua beach, a contemporary shed manages views, wind and the needs of friends and family.
On a windswept coastal site near Ngāmotu New Plymouth, this courtyard home by Gibbons Architects strikes a fine balance between exposure and enclosure.
Benched into the hillside, overlooking the first tee of a coastal Wairarapa golf course, this beach shelter by Neville Parker, of Inside Design, is a lighthearted return to how we once holidayed.