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10 homes by Herbst Architects that showcase their award-winning talent

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Over the years Herbst Architects have made a name for themselves and their distinctive architectural style. Here are 10 of our favourite houses by the award-winning duo

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Lance and Nicola Herbst of Herbst Architects have become a regular feature in Home Magazine over the years. After moving to New Zealand from South Africa over 15 years ago, the Herbsts have made a name for themselves for their mastery of lightweight timber baches. Their assemblages of feathery, diffuse, intricate structures effortlessly dissolve the boundaries between inside and out.

The application of their skill has resulted in a diverse range of responses, from their own bare-bones beach shack on Great Barrier Island to the glassy, ethereal house in a pohutukawa grove beside Piha Beach. It’s no wonder this award-winning duo is known for creating some of New Zealand’s best architecture.

Scroll down to see 10 homes that showcase their incredible talent



Words by:  Jeremy Hansen, Simon Farrell-Green, Henry Oliver, Margot White. Photography by: Patrick Reynolds, Jackie Meiring.

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