Probably the most charming base camp ever constructed, public and industrial buildings respiration life into South Island communities, and new houses as beautiful because the landscapes that encompass them are amongst the buildings to be recognised within the 2023 Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects Southern Awards.
Twenty-four structure initiatives, protecting the area from Queenstown to Invercargill, had been introduced as winners on June 23, on the Athenaeum Corridor in Arrowtown.
The Nice Glenorchy Alpine Basecamp, a set of timber huts sited round a restaurant, within the South West New Zealand World Heritage Space, created in a collaboration between RTA Studio and Bureaux, received within the Hospitality class. Fastidiously and easily designed, the lodge is fantastically understated and a transformative addition to the space.
The primary passive neighborhood constructing within the southern hemisphere, Whare Mahana / Luggate Memorial Centre, by Salmond Structure, Hiberna Development and WSP, received a Public Structure award. The common-or-garden however good-looking neighborhood area south-east of Wanaka is a recent tackle historic rural public halls and buildings. In Dunedin, OUSA — The College Bookshop was counseled for its delicate transformation of a heritage brick constructing that was as soon as a confectionary manufacturing facility into first-floor flats and a stunning retailer, and recognised with a Heritage award for McCoy and Wixon Architects.
The residential structure classes celebrated fourteen designs which are restrained in aesthetic, and clever of their response to the panorama. Low-lying types had been de rigueur within the Housing class, and secluded and personal areas had been seen in each Housing and Housing— Multi-Unit classes.
Colors had been typically muted and consistent with their environment, based on Shana Payne, jury convenor: “There was an abundance of pure Central Otago color palettes within the supplies and finishes, highlighting to us the need to hook up with nature. Uncooked metal, pure leather-based, blue stone and darker tones supplied a way of grounding, and timber actually excelled as a cloth alternative this 12 months, because of the plasterboard scarcity.”
4 initiatives received Resene Color Awards: The Nice Glenorchy Alpine Basecamp; Remarkbuckle Crib, a heat and wealthy residence by Meeting Architects; Matagouri Drive, a surprising rural residence by Fearon Hay Architects; and Wanaka City Bach, a house with tasteful pops of color and texture by Hyndman Taylor Architects.
Payne, who’s a practitioner at Reply Architects, was joined on the jury by Meiling Honson of Jasmax, Andrew Kissell of bell + co structure, and Jewell Cassells, inside designer. “We witnessed responses to small budgets, heritage tales, work areas for college kids or professionals and a metamorphosis inside structure as a consequence of Covid,” says Payne. “We had been overwhelmed by the eye to element, the pure magnificence and initiatives that excelled past our imaginations.”
The successful initiatives are:
Dalefield Home by Anna-Marie Chin Architects
The lengthy, low merely completed kind suggests a rural character which works nicely within the panorama. The constructing is far more detailed than it seems at first look, evident within the vertical timber posts that give the impact of privatising and minimising the constructing. The inside, which is gentle and barely vernacular in its industrial references, supplies a cushty setting and modern canvas for the consumer. Lovely in design and look.
Remarbuckle Crib by Meeting Architects
Mono-pitch roof types above three bins that face totally different instructions are paying homage to the fractured mountains past. Clad with a restrained materials palette, they’re cleverly composed to counter the weather. Designed through the first Covid lockdown, the architects confer with the challenge as an “accordion home”, adapting to ever-changing necessities of measurement and development price.
Resene Color Award:
The restrained palette of vertical shiplap boards that may blacken with age is juxtaposed by the assured use of inside color. Earthy reds, sage and pounamu greens are offset with stained plywood linings and tactile brass door handles that lend a homely, but crafted really feel.
Rock Stable by Meeting Architects
With magnificence and refined consideration to element, this residence belies the complexities of its difficult website. The higher shared residing areas seem to drift above the lake, offering reference to the chic setting. Sturdy supplies are utilized all through and are softened by a heat inside palette. Every area clearly serves its personal objective, and every bed room has been fastidiously thought of to supply its personal distinctive place.
Ophir Home by C Nott Architects
A humble 120m2 abode made with earth from its native environment. The shoppers actively interact with the uncooked setting in each side of this design, from framed views, breezeway and earthen flooring. That is an sincere and responsive design elevated by playful equipment similar to toggle switches and a winding handwheel. The consumer selected uncooked supplies for his or her low-carbon impression and the result’s a well-executed, sustainable dwelling sitting fantastically throughout the panorama.
Matagouri Drive by Fearon Hay Architects
This spectacular design is thorough in its consistency and subtlety. Thoughtful of the panorama, its low-lying kind has a inexperienced roof that transitions from the hill behind. Partitions, predominantly plaster or glazing, join with the environment and assist the circulation from inside to exterior. The inside structure, finishes and furnishings are related or the identical as the outside and the coffered timber ceiling is a notable addition. Though refined, the outcome feels unpretentious as a consequence of its refined detailing.
Resene Color Award:
The pure, muted color palette displays the location, lending the sense of being totally immersed throughout the setting. In the meantime, a pop of color within the laundry supplies a component of shock and delight.
Wanaka City Bach by Hyndman Taylor Architects
Designed for 2 sisters and their households, the shoppers supplied an excessive amount of enter, which has knowledgeable this extremely private challenge. The sunken storage was a key design transfer that reduces its dominance to the road. From right here, the attention is inspired as much as the landscaped entrance the place the front-door deal with, sourced from the homeowners’ farm, supplies a sculptural factor to hard-edge architectural angles. Intelligent placement of the floorplan affords all rooms views to Lake Wānaka, together with bedrooms which are setback from the avenue.
Resene Color Award:
In distinction to the restrained use of color within the residing areas, bedrooms and bogs function teal, mint inexperienced, marine blue and terracotta to convey character into the vacation residence. Elsewhere, rough-sawn timber lends texture and heat.
Closeburn Lodge by Mason & Wales Architects
A profitable technique breaks down a considerable residence right into a village of 4 stone barns with a shock twist. The house’s numerous types, which have simply the precise diploma of separation, are located to deal with the location and its beautiful mountain views. The out of doors areas between them present a wide range of areas that search safety from the weather on this uncovered panorama.
Maunga Ora by Mason & Wales Architects
This straightforward, dynamic response to website creates a linear kind that sits simply on the land. The welcoming entry is outlined between the house’s two wings, drawing guests into and thru the house, and out to expansive views of the encircling mountain landscapes.
Winding Roof Home by Rafe Maclean Architects
The 500mm earth partitions are located like a easy parti diagram, with a roof that lifts to the northwest and seems to drift above. The structure and element are excellent; a well-crafted design that responds to the consumer’s temporary and their thorough understanding of the location. Privateness, consolation and lightweight are all well-considered on this high-performance residence.
Owens Home by Rafe Maclean Architects
Somewhat oasis in suburbia, this courtyard house is a daring and thoroughly crafted response to the setting. Meticulously designed, detailed and constructed, it supplies each privateness and outlook. This light-filled residence creates a splendidly secluded and quiet refuge for a younger household to reside, work and play.
Housing – Alterations & Additions
Lake Home by Anna-Marie Chin Architects
An in depth and playful renovation brings new life to a lakeside residence. Coming into what seems to be a low, modestly scaled residence, this challenge opens out, extends downwards, and is stuffed with surprises. Darkish slender passages and hidden cave-like areas open out to light-filled rooms and lake views.
The Pool by Yoke
This constructing meets the temporary to accommodate an Olympic-sized pool for each non-public use and the rehabilitation of efficiency athletes. The constructing is tucked away behind the location in its personal architectural model that sits comfortably with the prevailing dwellings. It’s a small industrial constructing in a home setting. Inside finishes are heat and alluring, and the acoustics and outlook are nicely thought of.
Housing – Multi Unit
Toiora Cohousing Growth by Architype
This housing advanced caught to its dedication to ship a excessive way of life at a neighborhood scale which is not any small achievement. Spatial planning demonstrates considerate and regarded design selections that defy price range constraints with easy, stunning outcomes.
There’s no fuss within the modular design and adaptability of the 24, one-to-five-bedroom houses, which offer a tailor-made, adaptive response on a lightweight footprint. This challenge goes past award-winning structure and promotes environmental and social innovation.
Upton Avenue Townhouses by Condon Scott Architects
This sort of medium-density residing is rare in Wānaka and balances the modern alpine vernacular with a low-maintenance, lock-up-and-leave design. The marginally offset quantity of the higher flooring, mixed with the contrasting exterior cladding of vertical cedar and black steel-tray cladding, break down scale on this predominantly single-storey suburban avenue. Deep angled window reveals present privateness to the upper-floor bedrooms and filter the intense Otago daylight.
These well-detailed dwellings meet the consumer’s temporary and planning constraints, whereas additionally offering nice structure that blends in with the residential panorama.
College of Otago – Science Divisional Workplaces by McCoy and Wixon Architects
An inside retrofit challenge efficiently delivers open, inviting and collaborative workspaces, with a robust matauranga Māori narrative embedded inside its design. The brand new, light-filled workspaces facilitate a related and collaborative setting. A distinction to their former office, the school workforce has come to embrace and have a good time the change.
Te Atamira by Ignite Architects
This design heroes the myriad visible works and performances introduced on the neighborhood arts and cultural facility. Impartial partitions disappear and materials decisions, pushed by price range, are as refined as doable. The multipurpose desk, store and bar space may be locked up at night time, which neatly resolves this multifunctional area. A professionally managed challenge with restricted time and price range, it has already efficiently hosted 1000’s of native and worldwide guests.
Whare Mahana (Luggate Memorial Centre) by Salmond Structure, Hiberna Development and WSP (Structural Companies)
This well-executed design supplies hidden property that had been difficult to implement to temporary, price range and passive-house requirements. Paying homage to rural public halls and buildings, the construction is humble however good-looking. The corrugated roof and partial wall cladding are balanced by a heat, inviting inside. This extremely purposeful multi-use area is pleasant, accessible and supplies the neighborhood with a massively helpful asset.
Small Venture Structure
Manuka Causeway by McAuliffe Stevens
This design answer is easy, refined and a delight to expertise. Glass and polished chrome defend and have a good time historic artefacts in a conditioned setting. Working with a extremely technical temporary, this small however grand contribution reveals Dunedin’s oldest historical past. There’s magic in participating and interacting with this set up.
Otago Polytechnic O Block – Stage 1 & 2 by McCoy and Wixon Architects
The 2-storey facility is the second section of a masterplan for the polytechnic, and it continues with the clear, constant architectural language of stage one. The inner avenue is designed as a versatile assembly area for college kids and workers to work collaboratively exterior studio areas. The constructing construction and providers are seen, which act as a delicate instructional software. Constructed a decade after section one, the brand new addition is seamless.
OUSA – College Bookshop Redevelopment by McCoy and Wixon Architects
This can be a delicate re-invention of a former confectionery manufacturing facility, which sits proper on the college’s doorstep. Non-public light-filled flats are positioned above a much-loved retail establishment – the College Ebook Store. The manufacturing facility’s current constructing material is revered, with characterful brickwork and delightfully rudimentary timber truss work enlivening areas and telling their story. With an adaptive mixed-use area at floor stage and high quality residing upstairs, it is a nice reference for the rehabilitation of Dunedin’s wealthy CBD heritage.
Bell Hill Flats by New Heritage
This playful design response respects the established character of inner-city Dunedin and meets industrial calls for. Three short-stay flats are named after former occupants Gaynor Clayton, Henry Matthews and John Campbell, and the interiors are impressed by them.
Massive round openings on the rear façade of an house present afternoon solar and a big, sheltered balcony with rooftop views in direction of the Octagon and hills past. The architect raised the ground stage within the residing areas to permit sight traces for the individual seated inside. An inspiration to its heritage neighbours.
The Nice Glenorchy Alpine Basecamp by RTA Studio and Bureaux
With its ethos in Gradual Tourism, this hut-style customer lodging is scattered in fractured instructions like the encircling mountains. Fastidiously and easily designed and completed, the areas are welcoming and cozy, with sincere supplies that recommend a humble hut. A fantastically understated and nicely executed challenge that meets the intent and extra.
Resene Color Award:
Sincere supplies paying homage to DOC huts are offset with shiny yellow doorways and window frames that lend cheerful character.
Southern Aurora Substation (1972) by Allingham, Harrison & Companions
This daring but playful early Seventies civic infrastructure sits confidently amongst its heritage neighbours, including to the richness of the 2 streets it spans. Partaking curved brickwork at floor stage permits views into the constructing and thru town block. Mild performs on the sample precast above, and a sequence of gorgeous natural brick shells encase and defend the rooftop transformers.
Don Avenue Medical Centre (1956) by Monica Barham, Architect
A chic modernist Fifties docs’ rooms accomplished by a outstanding and prolific younger architect. A smooth, streamlined type of concrete, round openings and high quality steelwork, these rooms are a real reflection of their time. This architectural result’s restrained and easy and recognise the affect of worldwide modernism in New Zealand.