Ben Comber, Studio Well, Kererū Retreat, Pudding Hill - photography by Stephen Goodenough
Garry Mayne, Studio 4 Architects Ltd, Precision Cutting HQ - photography by Hazel Redmond Photography
Gareth Richie, Archco Architecture, Glenstrae - photography by Stephen Goodenough
Bob Burnett and Shizuka Yasui, Bob Burnett Architecture, The Big Cottage - photography by Dennis Radermacher
Mitchell Coll, Fabric, Bryndwr Road, Christchurch - photography by Stephen Goodenough
Tony Karsten, Karsten Architectural Limited, Pohara Pavilions - photography by David Chadwick of Nelson Photography and Chocolate Dog Photography
Greg Young, Young Architects, Scarborough Beton Brut - photography by Dennis Radermacher
Aaron Jones, Urbanfunction, Champion Terraces - photography by Stephen Entwisle
Sam Connell, Figure & Ground, Worcester St Residences - photography by Sarah Rowlands
Sam Connell, Figure & Ground, Innes Rd Residences - photography by Sarah Rowlands
Sam Connell, Figure & Ground, Airman’s Rd Residences - photography by Sarah Rowlands
Marcus Stufkens, Stufkens+Chambers Architects, Riverbank Quarter - photography by Anthony Turnham
Garry Mayne, Studio 4 Architects Ltd, Longbeach House - photography by Hazel Redmond Photography
Garry Mayne, Studio 4 Architects Ltd, Gleniti Oasis - photography by Lightforge Photography
Craig South, South Architects Limited, Concrete Copper Home - photography by Stephen Goodenough
Mitchell Coll, Fabric, Nightlight - photography by Nancy Zhou
Sam Connell, Figure & Ground, Knowles St Residence, Christchurch - photography by Sarah Rowlands
Mitchell Coll, Fabric (formerly Coll Architecture), Biv_Punakaiki. Photography by Stephen Goodenough
Gareth Ritchie, Archco Architecture, Sladdens Bush - photography by Paul Daly
Pippin Wright-Stow, F3 Design, Three Boys Brewery - photography by Mick Stephenson
Mitchell Coll, Fabric, Garden Road - photography by Stephen Goodenough
On Friday 19 August, 11 Canterbury-based designers and one Nelson designer took home 23 awards at the 2022 Regional ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Awards.
The 12 award-winning designers are Mitchell Coll of Fabric (formerly Coll Architecture), Gareth Ritchie of Archco Architecture, Ben Comber of Studio Well, Bob Burnett and Shizuka Yasui of Bob Burnett Architecture, Garry Mayne of Studio 4 Architects Ltd, Greg Young of Young Architects, Craig South of South Architects Limited, Marcus Stufkens of Stufkens+Chambers Architects, Sam Connell of Figure & Ground, Aaron Jones of Urbanfunction, Pippin Wright-Stow of F3 Design and Tony Karsten of Karsten Architectural Design Limited.
Ben Comber of Studio Well won the Residential Compact New Home up to 150m2 Award for an extremely cool micro cabin located in Pudding Hill, Canterbury. The retreat is fully transportable, adaptable to different environments with the ability to seasonally migrate from its current roost at the foothills of Mount Hutt. The antithesis of “bigger is better”, the retreat focuses on achieving quality finishes within a small, but seemingly spacious footprint of 17.3 square metres. Featuring an off-grid solar system, composting toilet and rainwater tank ensures that the retreat has a truly light environmental footprint.
Mitchell Coll won an incredible five awards for his work on four projects located in the West Coast, Akaroa and Christchurch city.
Coll’s Akaroa project ‘Nightlight’ won the Regional Resene Colour in Design Award. It was created as a place for tool storage and to provide services, while the homeowners build their forever home on the land.
Coll also won the Regional Residential Compact New Home up to 150m2 Award and the Regional Residential Interiors Award for a West Coast project called ‘Biv_Punakaiki’. He won a Highly Commended in the Residential New Home Between 150m2 and 300m2 category for a home on Garden Road and a Commended in the Residential New Home Between 150m2 and 300m2 category for a new build project on Bryndwr Road in Christchurch.
Another big winner on the night was Sam Connell of Figure & Ground who won four awards for four outstanding projects.
A Merivale development on Aikmans Road by Connell received a Highly Commended in the Residential Multi-Unit Dwelling category. These six distinctive townhouses showcase a contemporary aesthetic and desirable street appeal.
Connell also received a Highly Commended in the Residential Multi-Unit Dwelling category for a project on Worcester Street, a Commended in the same category for a project on Innes Road and a Commended in the Residential New Home Between 150m2 and 300m2 category for a St Albans home.
Garry Mayne of Studio 4 Architects Ltd won three awards for three projects. His design of a traditional and timeless five-bedroom homestead in Ashburton won the Residential New Home over 300m2 Award.
After losing their home to a devastating fire, the clients of the homestead wished to rebuild on the beautiful site with a nod to the former villa that once stood on the property. The new home is a T-shaped layout of simple wings, allowing separation between the interior spaces while still providing spaces of connection.
In addition, Mayne also receive a Commended in the Residential New Home over 300m2 category for a Timaru home and a Commended in the Commercial/Industrial category for his work on the Ashburton industrial space of Precision Cutting HQ.
Gareth Ritchie of Archco Architecture won two awards for two unique projects. He won the Residential New Home Between 150m2 and 300m2 Award for a home design titled ‘Glenstrae’ and a Commended in the Residential New Home up to 150m2 category for a home in Coopers Creek.
‘Glenstrae’, located on a sloped site in Redcliff’s offers stunning views of McCormack’s Bay all the way to South New Brighton. The design embraces the striking views, while still retaining a private and cosy setting that is sympathetic to the character and landscape of the established area.
Greg Young of Young Architects won the Residential Interiors Award and a Highly Commended in the Residential New Home over 300m2 category for an incredible concrete family home on the hills of Scarborough. Concrete was a necessity on this very steep, geotechnically challenging site, so Young Architects chose to embrace it. The home is efficient, permanent, and easy to live in, with a design that focusses on being a part of its environment rather than dominating it.
Pippin Wright-Stow of F3 Design won the Commercial Interior Design Award for the fit-out for Three Boys Brewery. Three Boys is a brewery with a history long before craft beer was the ‘in thing’ in Aotearoa. The fit-out of the brewery is first and foremost functional. Mix that with the old warehouse it is situated in, and you start to get that old school factory feel that drives the creative look and feel of the place.
Bob Burnett and Shizuka Yasui of Bob Burnett Architecture received a Highly Commended in the Residential New Home over 300m2 category for a Japanese influenced Christchurch Cottage.The home’s green features include rainwater/greywater recycling, solar panels and batteries, along with a high-performance thermal envelope resulting in low running costs. This includes triple glazed high-performance windows, super-insulated Eco panel walls, minimal thermal bridging, an airtight building envelope, and a mechanical heat recovery ventilation system – all of which represent a large divergence from traditional bungalows.
Craig South of South Architects Limited received a Highly Commended in the Residential New Home over 300m2 category for a sculptural located in suburban Christchurch with a beautiful outlook towards the stream. This home breaks the architectural norm with its sculptural form. The home enjoys a natural material palette of concrete, copper, and timber, bringing longevity to the home with the materials used.
Marcus Stufkens of Stufkens+Chambers Architects won the Residential Multi-Unit Dwelling Award for a central CBD apartment complex. This project is a result of the clients brief to create a mixed-use development that is desirable to live in and reintroduces a social ecology back into the city. The design is a two-three storey complex of 14 mid to high market quality residential units and four street facing commercial tenancies.
Aaron Jones of Urbanfunction received a Commended in the Residential Multi-Unit Dwelling category for a residential multi-unit project. In this project, the clients wanted to change the medium density landscape for what is typically expected of fringe city living. The approach of the development design was ‘terraces’. To use staggered forms that subtly announce a sense of address to each home while also maintaining high levels of privacy, solar gain and sound insulation.
For the Nelson region, Tony Karsten won a Highly Commended in the Residential New Home over 300m2 category for a home titled ‘Pohara Pavilions’. The five-bedroom, four-bathroom holiday house, located in Pōhara, Tākaka, allows space for intergenerational living while also creating opportunities to enjoy the freedom of being outdoors. The design includes three distinct buildings to provide plenty of space for those staying to enjoy. The spaces are linked by walkways and help create sheltered outdoor living zones that let natural light flood in.
The final regional ADNZ Resene Architectural Design awards are on Friday 26 August in Auckland. We will then wait in anticipation for the National Awards on Friday 28 October at Te Pae in Christchurch.