Under Pohutukawa by Herbst Architects
Herbst Architects have recently completed this amazing house in the forest called “Under Pohutukawa in New Zealand. According to the architects, “the site with which we were presented was extremely challenging in that it was 90% covered in mature pohutukawa trees, the site being a part of a continuous belt of forest that edges the road along the beach front. The circumstances not so much allowed, but dictated a sensitive poetic response to a building that, in order to exist would require the destruction of a large number of mature trees. To do this we looked to the trees themselves to give us the cues that we needed.