World Architecture Festival 2014: Building of the Year Award. Dune House, New Zealand, designed by Fearon Hay Architects Ltd, won the Completed Buildings - Villa award. The house is located on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island, an hour's drive north of Auckland. The site sits within a natural dune zone adjacent to a long white sand beach. The house is nested into the dunes - the lower level is almost completely hidden by its sunken integration into the landscape.