The best baches in the country

Last updated 16:06 04/06/2014

Share your family bach memories

Share your stories, photos and videos.

Related Links

Old-fashioned family bach is still in style House of the week: Bach on sleds

Relevant offers

Home & Property

How to keep the water out and the heat in How to make your street cooler Bruce Willis to buy luxury duplex in New York Narrowest house in the world up for sale Wellington immune to the real estate price frenzy Urbanites sign up to iconic locale $1.72m for as-is-where-is house Five home designs you never thought could be possible Ask the experts on Our First Home Eight tips for choosing the perfect exterior paint colour

Holiday houses are among winning residential designs in the 2014 New Zealand Architecture Awards.

Innovative houses around the country have been recognised in the 2014 New Zealand Architecture Awards, run by the New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) and supported by Resene.

Winners included refreshing-looking baches and holiday houses and all of them are a far cry from the simple fibreboard baches of old.

They respect and make the most of their beautiful environment, while modern kitchens and fitouts add new levels of comfort.

A striking home near Nelson, also with wonderful views, was among the winners. The architects of an established beach house, townhouses, and a social housing project were also rewarded.

Check out four of the winning baches in the gallery above.

The awards were announced in Auckland on May 9. As well as residential, categories included commercial, interiors, sustainability, planning and urban design, international, small projects, and enduring architecture.

(To see all category winners, see nzia.co.nz).

The awards jurors were convenor Richard Naish, of RTA Studio, Auckland; Michael Banney, of m3architecture, Brisbane; Stuart Gardyne, of Architecture+, Wellington; and Bronwen Kerr, of Kerr Ritchie, Queenstown.

From 2015, regional awards will be announced in May and nationals awards will be announced in October.

Ad Feedback

- The Press

Comments

Recipe search

Special offers
Opinion poll

What do you most want to change about your home?

The kitchen/living/dining

The interior paint colour

Insulation/energy efficiency

The exterior/garden

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content