Under Pohutukawa House by Herbstarchitects
by Ted Savage / September 3, 2011
Via @parq, a house in a strip of forest, in Pohutukawa, New Zealand, is designed to resonate with the trees.


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The structure is anchored by two towers, is surfaced with rough-sawn, black-toned wood, set in an irregular pattern, to resemble bark.

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The roof of the public space connecting the two towers is supported by "a series of elements that allude to tree trunks and branches, but are detailed with a rigorous geometry suggests a natural order and form as if entering the building." More at Herbstarchitects. Photos: Patrick Reynolds.

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