Bach with 2 roofs



  • Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects Local Award For Architecture (Residential)

  • NZ Wood Timber Design Awards - Residential Architectural Excellence - Highly Commended

  • Shortlisted HOME of the Year



  • John Walsh, “Unfinished and Far Far Away; The Architecture of Irving Smith Architects”, Architecture Now, www.architecture, 6. 12.2023

  • Jan Henderson, “Unfinished and Far Far Away: The Architecture of Irving Smith Architects”, Indesign,, Nov 16, 2023

  • Bach with Two Roofs Aaron Betsky, “Unfinished and Far Far Away : The Architecture of Irving Smith Architects”, Altrim Publishers, Thomson Press (India) Limited, 2023, pgs 20-29

  • 2015

    • Houses New Zealand, "Up close with Nelson-based architect Jeremy Smith", Issue 37, Spring

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    • Architecture Now,, "Soft Context/Soft Architecture: 8 New Zealand landscapes", NZ, 5 August


    • Architecture NZ, Soft Architecture, 5.2015, page 12 & 17

    • Soft Context / Soft Architecture : 8 New Zealand Landscapes, "Places" Exhibition, International Festival Architecture Week, Prague, 17 August-18 October

    • 2014

      • Wood Houses Innovations & Design, Jacobo Krauel, Links Books, Barcelona, pg 232-239

      • 2010

Three small buildings and the spaces between provide a second home for a young family within a forest clearing overlooking Golden Bay. Two buildings are inhabited: the larger for the family, the smaller for friends or the kids, with peripheral decks to connect to the clearing and fly roofing to protect from the eucalypt trees and collect rainwater. The third building provides independent amenities to the external spaces which are controlled in volume by the placement of buildings within and to the edge of the clearing, allowing camping, friends, frisbee… Materials are chosen for their blending to the surrounding bush and dappled forest light.

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