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Small home designs dominated and a record number of awards were presented at the 2017 Canterbury Westland and Nelson Marlborough Regional ADNZ | Resene Architectural Design Awards, held at the Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch on Friday night.

According to ADNZ CEO Astrid Andersen, Canterbury produced the most winning architectural design projects at a regional level.

‘We are continuing to see high numbers of award entries due to the Canterbury rebuild. This year there has been an increase in high quality entries from Canterbury ADNZ members – especially in the compact home category – resulting in several joint awards presented,’ Astrid Andersen said.

Two rusted corten steel clad workingman’s cottages designed by Mitchell Coll of Coll Architecture won three awards – Up to 150m2 Architectural Design Award (joint award) sponsored by Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment, Residential Multi-Unit Dwelling Architectural Design Award (joint award) and Residential Interiors Architectural Design Award (joint award).

The ADNZ judges were impressed that the inner-city cottages – reminiscent of ‘Christchurch school’ houses – require no maintenance, because basic materials are utilised.

A steel-framed dwelling which appears to hover above a steep site – Pippin Wright-Stow’s Lyttelton Landing entry – was also a big winner on the night. It received the Up to 150m2 Architectural Design Award (joint award) sponsored by Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment and Residential Interiors Architectural Design Award (joint award).

The judges noted the design’s strong sense of place and described it as ‘celebration of post-earthquake construction’.

‘The industrial materiality and detailing combines with a surprising level of craft, to speak eloquently of living in a port town.’

The Residential Alterations and Additions Architectural Design Award was won by Jason Higham of Higham Architecture for a complete revamp of a Rangiora bungalow utilising reclaimed materials. The judges admired Jason Higham’s ability to declutter.

‘Rather than walls, clear material composition, lighting and furniture delineate between the differing uses of the larger space created,’ the judges said.

A Frank Lloyd Wright inspired design on Banks Peninsula by Bob Burnett of Bob Burnett Architecture won the Residential New Home between 150m2 and 300m2 Architectural Design Award.

The Residential New Home over 300m2 Architectural Design Award was won by Cymon Allfrey and Don Roy of Cymon Allfrey Architects for a house designed for panoramic views, high on Christchurch's Port Hills. Cymon Allfrey Architects also shared the Residential Multi-Unit Dwelling Architectural Design Award for a Kilmore Street apartment complex.

The Resene Colour in Design Award went to Barry Connor of Barry Connor Design for his striking combination of black and yellow in a Waikuku Beach House.

Nelson Marlborough winner Tony Karsten of Karsten Architectural Design received the Resene Colour in Design Award and Residential Alterations and Additions Architectural Design Award for Shades of Grey – a complete transformation of a small, basic, central Nelson house.

Another small home recognised was designed by Aaron Jones of Urban Function Architecture, who received a Highly Commended for Soleares – a home on the lower slopes of Mt Pleasant.

Commendeds went to Joshua Newlove of Newlove Browning Architects, Bob Burnett of Bob Burnett Architecture and, Don Roy and Cymon Allfrey of Cymon Allfrey Architects.

ADNZ CEO Astrid Andersen said she was delighted by the variety and exceptional skill set presented by ADNZ members.

‘I’m particularly excited to see such a high level of quality design coming through the smaller home categories and to see designs demonstrating a strong sense of context and place. Congratulations to all our winners on achieving significant industry acknowledgment and recognition,’ Astrid Andersen said.

Stay tuned to defign to see more on these award-winning homes in upcoming blogs.
The full list of regional winners from Canterbury Westland, Nelson Marlborough is as follows:

CANTERBURY WESTLAND WINNERS
Residential Compact New Home – up to 150m2 Architectural Design Joint Award sponsored by Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment, Residential Multi-Unit Dwelling Architectural Design Joint Award and Residential Interiors Architectural Design Joint Award
Mitchell Coll of Coll Architecture for Madras Street

Residential Compact New Home – up to 150m2 Architectural Design Award sponsored by Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment Joint Award and Residential Interiors Architectural Design Joint Award
Pippin Wright-Stow of F3 Design for Lyttelton Landing

Residential Alterations and Additions Architectural Design Award and Commended in the Residential Interiors Architectural Design category
Jason Higham of Higham Architecture for Green Alterations

Residential New Home between 150m2 and 300m2 Architectural Design Award
Bob Burnett of Bob Burnett Architecture for Banks Peninsula House

Residential New Home over 300m2 Architectural Design Award
Cymon Allfrey and Don Roy of Cymon Allfrey Architects for Mt Pleasant Home

Residential Multi-Unit Dwelling Architectural Design Joint Award
Cymon Allfrey and Don Roy of Cymon Allfrey Architects for Kilmore Street Apartments

Resene Colour in Design Award
Barry Connor of Barry Connor Design for Davis Residence

Highly Commended in the Residential Compact New Home – up to 150m2 Architectural Design category
Aaron Jones of Urban Function Architecture for Soleares

Commended in the Residential New Home between 150m2 and 300m2 Architectural Design category
Joshua Newlove of Newlove Browning Architects for Cedar House

Commended in the Residential Compact New Home – up to 150m2 Architectural Design category
Bob Burnett of Bob Burnett Architecture for Church Square

Commended in the Residential Interiors Architectural Design category
Don Roy and Cymon Allfrey of Cymon Allfrey Architects for Lincoln Home

NELSON MARLBOROUGH WINNER
Residential Alterations and Additions Architectural Design Award and Resene Colour in Design Award
Tony Karsten of Karsten Architectural Design for Shades of Grey