Architecture needs a Place, a site to express itself, to answer it or reject it, but this dialogue is a necessary part of the final building! From the quality of this dialogue come the one of Architecture. You can both accept or refuse the constraints of views, weather, light, but you need to take them in consideration!
Some places offer a better inspiration than others, and Waiheke seems to be among them. With its rich variety of landscapes, views, its peace, not far away from Auckland, but still withdrawn from mass and crowds, it is the perfect retreat if you can afford it!
The result is a great number of incredible houses, all along the coast! A wonderful architectural walk!