Auckland holds final Regional Award ceremony of 2022

On Friday 26 August the last of the 2022 ADNZ Resene Regional Architectural Design Awards were held in Auckland. A wonderful night for all involved, it culminated with seven incredible Auckland architecture projects receiving awards.

The Auckland award-winning designers were Sam McCabe of Creative Arch, Mark Callander of Creative Arch, Joe Long of LTD Architectural Design Studio, Tony Irving of Pure Architecture, David Giles of Arcreate Design Studio, Anthony Lee of Archi-ON and Romé Smit of Buildology Ltd.

Joe Long of LTD Architectural Design Studio won the Regional Residential New Home Between 150m2 and 300m2 Award for his work on a home in Silverdale titled ‘Pebble Brook Road’.

‘Pebble Brook Road’ is a three-bedroom cedar clad family home located on a small lifestyle block northwest of Auckland. The simple rectangular building is positioned to make the most of the stunning rural and bush views to the east from all rooms, while capturing and storing as much of the sun in the exposed concrete slab. The building form is simple and honest. Vertical cedar cladding and full height windows extend to the ceiling level, while horizontal weatherboards and cover battens run along the extended gable formed roof above.

David Giles of Arcreate Design Studio won the Regional Residential New Home over 300m2 Award for a family home in Mairangi Bay, Auckland. The home is located on a suburban street; the brief was to create a family home for four on a 450m2 site. The design needed to create privacy from the close neighbours, capture views from a third storey viewing lounge and be well designed for teenagers who required their own space.

Mark Callander of Creative Arch won the Regional Residential Alterations and Additions Award for two townhouses in Orakei, Auckland. The two homes have been completely transformed in this alteration. The new design creates spaces filled with natural light and takes advantage of the incredible ocean views. High ceilings, open plan living, and contemporary finishes draw the eye, but it’s the thoughtful design solutions that make this project truly unique.

Romé Smit of Buildology Ltd won the Resene Colour in Design Award for work on a beautiful old villa in Ponsonby, Auckland. The Resene judge said Smit had used colour to give the home a contemporary revival, while also maintaining a sympathetic approach to its past.

“The vivid orange sofas and raw, metallic splashback bring colour to this crisp white home, while also celebrating the beautifully restored stained-glass window. Elegant and timeless, this restoration uses colour to bring the home into the modern day while also paying respect to its heritage,” she said.

Sam McCabe of Creative Arch won a Commended in the Residential Compact New Home up to 150m2 category for a cedar clad guest house in Rothesay Bay, Auckland. Inspired by memories of family holidays in Bali, the brief was to turn an underutilised area of the site into a new garage, guesthouse and pool area.

Tony Irving of Pure Architecture received a Commended in the Residential New Home over 300m2 category for work on a contemporary family home with sea views. The home design makes the most of a long sloping section, a peaceful outlook over a suburban tree-filled valley, sea views to the northeast, established planting on northern and southern boundaries and a retained lawn and soccer pitch to the east.

Anthony Lee of Archi-ON received a Commended in the Residential Multi-Unit Dwelling category for work on a 64-unit apartment complex. Situated near the beautiful beach of Browns Bay, the old New World Supermarket was demolished to make room for the development. The generously sized apartments have large balconies to relax in the sun, plenty of storage for the beach umbrella, and full-sized kitchens to cook for the whole family. The Victor’s modern palette of patterned concrete, black metal, grooved timber and frameless glass is a bold step forward for Browns Bay.

Keryn Davis, CEO of Architectural Designers New Zealand congratulated the Auckland award winners for their diverse project work.

“The work being completed by our members located across New Zealand is diverse. This is demonstrated by the complex projects presented in the Auckland region. From villa restorations, through to large residential apartment developments and holiday homes, our members are working on various, exciting and innovative projects which require a high level of skill and creativity. Congratulations to all our winners,” said Davis.

The regional winners from across New Zealand will now be eagerly awaiting the results of the National awards which will be held on Friday 28 October at Te Pae in Christchurch. Good luck to all the finalists.