Clevedon Estate / Herbst Architects

Clevedon estate / herbst architects
© Lance Herbst

The project comprises of 2 new pavilions. The siting of these pavilions is alongside an existing large H shaped house. The H shaped house sits on a levelled hill top which forms part of a large estate.

The programme was divided into two, a recreational component including a swimming pool, pool pavilion and tennis court and a utilitarian component to house a garage, store rooms and office.

Clevedon estate / herbst architects
© Lance Herbst

Context: the existing house has a traditional expression, stone clad with a hipped corrugated iron roof.

The house sits central on the levelled hill top surrounded by lawn and driveway.

Clevedon estate / herbst architects
© Lance Herbst

Concept: create a dynamic relationship between the old and new and to provide an architectural edge to the hill top and in doing so create positive sheltered spaces between the new and old.

The dialogue between old and new is set up by contrasting the form and fabric of the new pavilions with the existing house.

Clevedon estate / herbst architects
© Lance Herbst

The new pavilions are flat roofed structures, sheathed in a taught filigree timber skin thereby forming a counterpoint to the massive crenulated bulk of the existing stone clad building.

Two covered walkways provide light connections between the garage pavilion and house.
Views beyond are framed and pixelated by the timber screen providing a contrast to the expansive views from the existing house.

Clevedon estate / herbst architects
© Lance Herbst

To heighten the sense of lightness of the timber skin of the garage pavilion it is sandwiched between a concrete floor and roof slab. Steel posts pin the slabs apart.

A language of steel structural elements in both pavilions assists in achieving the desired ethereal nature of the new architecture.

Gabion walls are employed as a landscaping element to define, delineate and undersling the new pavilions.

Project Details:
Location: New Zealand
Type: ResidentialHouses
Architects: Herbst Architects
Photographs: Lance Herbst

Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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