Herbertville Bach

Herbertville Bach add

Set along a sweeping expanse of remote Hawke's Bay coastline, Herbertville Bach in Hawke's 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 at the 2017 mid-lower North Island Regional ADNZ | Resene Architectural Design Awards.

The house is a simple gabled form which is split into two separate pavilions connected by a sheltered outdoor area. The informal beach dwelling has a modest footprint of 85m2 with a compact floor area offset with mezzanine levels and connected decks.
ADNZ judges remarked on how a modest budget had stretched surprisingly far to achieve spatial generosity, despite a small plan.

'Clever use of decking dramatises the entry sequence while maximising usable area on an exposed site,' the judges said.

The annex building fulfils various roles and provides for flexible use of space. It is designed to accommodate large numbers of family while being equally comfortable for a couple.

The main building comprises living, single bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and laundry as well as an external bathroom that services the separate sleeping and living building.

‘The outdoor ablutions and open plan "marae style" sleeping exploit the informal expectations of the bach typology while allowing for efficiencies in planning and services,' Michael Holmes said.

Engineered Glulam (laminated) timber portals form the enclosed outdoor area, with semi-opaque polycarbonate cladding providing an accent against the weathered copper and silvered Macrocarpa of the exterior.

The Resene judges were impressed by Holmes' use of natural timber, allowing the house to become part of the landscape.

‘Following through to the interior, the tones of blue are referencing back to nature,' they said.

The inherent durability and structural integrity of Glulam in the annex building allows for simple detailing and finishing.

Interior finishes include a variety of stained and clear finish timber against white plaster walls, creating an informal, yet refined sanctuary from the sometimes-brutal weather outside.

The full list of regional winners from Wellington, Wairarapa, Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu, Hawke's Bay, and Poverty Bay are as follows:

HAWKE'S BAY, POVERTY BAY WINNERS
Residential Compact New Home - up to 150m2 Award sponsored by Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment and Resene Colour in Design Award
Herbertville Bach by Michael Holmes of Holmes Architecture (Wellington)

Residential New Home between 150m2 and 300m2 Architectural Design Award
Beachside Retreat by Matthew Janes of PAK Design (Palmerston North)

TARANAKI, WANGANUI, MANAWATU WINNERS
Resene Colour in Design Award and Commended in the Commercial Interior Architectural Design category, sponsored by GIB
Lenvo by Susie Elms of Chapple Architecture

Commended in the Residential Compact New Home - up to 150m2 category sponsored by Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
Kowhai Heights by Maurice Regeer of MnM Design

Commended in the Commercial/Industrial Architectural Design category
PKF Rutherfords by Susie Elms of Chapple Architecture

WELLINGTON, WAIRARAPA WINNERS
Residential New Home over 300m2 Architectural Design Award
Martinborough House by Michael Holmes of Holmes Architecture

Commended in the residential New Home between 150m2 and 300m2 Architectural Design category and Resene Colour in Design Award
Matai Road by Ben Gilpin of Gilplans Architecture

Highly Commended in the Residential Alterations and Additions Architectural Design category
Saunders Additions by Jonathan Ambler of AD Architecture

Commended in the Commercial/Industrial Architectural Design category
Wellington Sikh Temple by Ananth Sharma of Arc Design