Black framed red

Black framed red add

This clean, strong, farm shed style house in East Taieri, captures the autumn tones of the Otago landscape.

The Reece Warnock design was the winner of the 2017 Otago/Southland Regional ADNZ | Resene Architectural Design Awards, held in Queenstown on Friday night.

The Dunedin-based designer won the Residential New Home between 150m2 and 300m2 Architectural Design Award and Resene Colour in Design Award for his traditional shed style house design with a contemporary twist.

Reece Warnock said the thinking behind the design was to build a traditional timeless pavilion-style home with a contemporary feel.

‘The clean lines, black tray roofing and barges combine with the wing walls to capture the contrasting cedar cladding and provide a clean strong presence to the street frontage. All this combines to create a compact, clean-lined contemporary home that sits nicely within the site,’ he said.

The brief required a design that provided for entertainment, with privacy and flow through to outdoor spaces.

The large glazed feature gable faces directly North and stacker sliders face North-West, providing access to a courtyard for entertaining in the afternoon, and well into the evening.

In the kitchen, high level glazing allows natural light to spill into the interior and helps shield the neighbouring property.

A low-level central fireplace serves to define the living and dining spaces while maintaining connection between the two spaces.

An extended gable veranda allows for an area to escape the midday summer sun and is an alternative seating area, depending on wind direction.

As well as brightening the interior of the entry link between the pavilions, sunlight is used functionally to passively heat the exposed polished concrete floor.

Spectacular use of black tray roofing, barges and wingwalls - in contrast with cedar cladding - produces a bold contemporary statement.

The Resene judges described Reece Warnock's use of colour as 'a nod to nature nestled in the picturesque Otago landscape'.

'This barn red home framed in black, embraces the autumn tones of its surroundings,' the judges said.


Residential New Home between 150m2 and 300m2 Architectural Design Award and Resene Colour in Design Award
Perkins Residence by Reece Warnock of Warnock Architecture

Commended in the Commercial Interior Architectural Design category sponsored by GIB
Distinction Hotel by Julian O’Sullivan of Opus Architecture

Otago/Southland Regional People's Choice
South Arm Drive by Michael Stevenson of Stevenson Design Ltd