In New Zealand, golf courses, sand dunes and the sea all embrace the delicate architecture of the Tara Iti Clubhouse
In New Zealand, golf courses, sand dunes and the sea all embrace the delicate architecture of the Tara Iti Clubhouse

Tara Iti's golf courses and clubhouse are firmly rooted in the land on which they stand; both embrace the shared philosophy of "functioning" with what the land has to offer

The unique sand dune landscape provided an opportunity for the golf courses, for the scenery, and for the architecture to be organically entwined together.
Cheshire Architects' design for the Tara Iti Clubhouse applies a minimalist touch in gently remodeling the landscape contours; the result is that the golf courses and buildings seem to have always been part of the land, here in the heart of the Tara Iti

In New Zealand, golf courses, sand dunes and the sea all embrace the delicate architecture of the Tara Iti Clubhouse

The Tara Iti Clubhouse is a modest and warm piece of architecture that provides a comforting natural protection from the elements, while providing great views of the fairways, the 18th green and the seascape.
For many visitors to Tara Iti, the Clubhouse will be their first encounter with a building constructed on this very special land. Stepping out of the pines and around the last bend in the road, the building appears before them, sprawled out on a small ridge

In New Zealand, golf courses, sand dunes and the sea all embrace the delicate architecture of the Tara Iti Clubhouse

The building is divided into two "gabled" volumes in order to reduce its mass. The structures are connected by a solid wall plastered with sand which comes from the site and emerges from the dunes, which contains a covered outdoor terrace on the sea side

In New Zealand, golf courses, sand dunes and the sea all embrace the delicate architecture of the Tara Iti Clubhouse

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