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Designed as a personal project, Regan Johnston created this home / coastal retreat for himself whilst working at Mason and Wales Architects. This small project garnered both national awards and international interest in Regan's work which continues to generate enquiries for Johnston Architects to this day.

"Perched on a sand dune thirty minutes from Dunedin, surrounded by DIY fishing shacks, this structure takes the kiwi bach to a new level. Its simple gabled form and natural materials are honest, simple and robust – its rawness is its charm. Sustainability is unquestioned – there was no waste in the design, construction, or build time. This bach is at once stimulating and restful. An uplifting living space – the least expensive property we viewed – but one of the most inspiring. Like a haiku!"

2013 - NZIA Awards Jury Citation

NZIA - Residential Award 2013
New Zealand Wood - Supreme Timber Building Award 2013
New Zealand Wood - Residential Timber Building Award 2013
Small House Living - Catherine Foster 2013
Trends New Home - Volume 30. No.4

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Johnston Architects is a design-led studio specialising in high-quality new-build residential and commercial projects throughout New Zealand.

We pride ourselves on crafting rigorously planned and immaculately detailed projects that exceed client expectations. With almost 100 years of combined experience delivering architectural projects of exceptional quality in New Zealand and overseas, our tight-knit team of talented designers will ensure that your project is tailored to suit your quality and budgetary requirements.

Johnston Architects is committed to reducing the environmental footprint of our work. We strongly believe that the creation of well-crafted, timeless architecture is the key to sustainable design and we ensure that sustainable strategies are employed seamlessly into the overall design to enhance the comfort, quality, and delight of your home.

Our work is always informed by a site's physical and cultural setting. Working in some of the most remarkable and scenic locations in the country has resulted in a body of work that responds to its context in a timeless and elegant manner.