A monastery, a church and a retailer by which fashionable Wellingtonians come to hope to the Vogue Gods have been awarded high honours within the Wellington area’s Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Structure Awards.
Thirty-two excellent tasks took house prizes throughout 10 classes at an awards ceremony held on the St James Theatre on Might 18. The winners showcase the distinctive expertise of architects in a variety of classes, together with Industrial Structure, Heritage, Hospitality, Housing, Inside Structure, and Small Tasks.
Stolen Girlfriends Membership’s horny, shimmering flagship retailer scored an Inside Structure award for Jasmax, as did Stravinskij, a classy hair salon created by Seear-Budd Ross.
Ata Rangi’s timber wine-tasting room in Martinborough, by Wellington studio Makers of Structure, is a winner within the Hospitality class. Tennent Brown Architects’ Bodhinyanarama Monastery, one other serene wood constructing, was recognised with an Enduring Structure award. The non secular constructing, which was created in 1992, has served as a religious anchor for Wellington’s South-East Asian Buddhist group for greater than 30 years.
Different iconic buildings to obtain awards embody the St James Theatre refurbishment by Shand Shelton within the Heritage class, and eight Willis Avenue, the bustling nook website on Willis Avenue, which received an award for structure+ within the Industrial Structure class. The renovation and seismic strengthening of the nineteenth century Wesley Church in Te Aro meant a second award for structure+, who collaborated on the challenge with heritage architect Paul Cummack.
Within the Housing classes, winners run the gamut from a small in measurement, huge on intent tiny house of round 30m2 by Bonnifait + Giesen Architects, to Seaborne, a multi-unit townhouse improvement on the Petone foreshore. There was even a winner from the Chatham Islands: Kelp, a sculptural home by Bull O’Sullivan Structure was included and named a Housing class winner, as a result of consenting for the island is executed by Wellington Metropolis Council.
Jury convenor Karl Wipatene of a.okay.a Structure praised the usual of this yr’s entries, saying, “We noticed quite a few established practices that proceed to supply top of the range structure, but additionally rising youthful practices, notably within the residential house, who’re making their presence felt.”
“We have been impressed with the methods by which we noticed architects as drawback solvers. Every of those tasks had challenges with the transient, planning guidelines, price range and different concerns, and we noticed progressive and inventive methods of overcoming these challenges within the completed tasks. It reminded the jury that, truly, architects are drawback solvers, and that design challenges present alternatives as effectively,” provides Wipatene.
The panel of judges additionally included David Melling of Melling Architects, Linda Wong of Wong Workshop, and Rohan Collett of Rohan Collett Architects.
The profitable tasks are:
White Home by Andrew Sexton Structure
A consumer with a transparent imaginative and prescient, plus a becoming a member of of minds along with her architect, has led to this spectacular
collaboration. A intelligent layering of varieties and house outline the house’s private and non-private areas, whereas permitting views to the town from a number of facets. The beautiful refinement of particulars and materials palette exhibit the tough made easy. The unique villa has gone and as a substitute is a Parisian-style house within the hills of Wellington.
Resene Color Award
An announcement to remind us of the brilliance of white. The challenge is the last word dedication to a single shade and explores the subtleties of its vary by texture, sample and variation. The whiteness is the right backdrop, efficiently accentuating the proprietor’s stunning collections.
Kelp by Bull O’Sullivan Structure (Chatham Islands)
Taking up an attractive transient, the architect has married useful and logistical challenges with a sculpturally distinctive home to accommodate island life and lashings of climate. This challenge’s realisation and degree of architectural element is outstanding contemplating the island’s isolation and lack of related assets.
The consumer’s belief within the architect has resulted within the implementation of progressive concepts and experimentation, whereas permitting for the longer term adaption of this inter-generational home by its occupants.
Waikanae Seaside Home by Lovell & O’Connell Architects
A ravishing setting overlooking the intersection of the Waikanae River and the seashore with Kāpiti Island straight past. The exterior varieties and supplies of this easy two-bedroom home above a storage mix effortlessly with the sand dunes. A beneficiant stair and entrance deck lead you into the clear inside the place you are feeling very a lot linked to the dune setting.
A central skylight runs by the ridge of the home, offering incredible quantity and subtle gentle from the kitchen to the ensuite. A macrocarpa ceiling, cedar wall panelling with built-in doorways, timber joinery parts, uncovered trusses in the primary bed room – all fastidiously thought-about and expertly completed – add heat and high quality to create an excellent residing atmosphere.
Flock Home by Pico Studio Architects
This challenge is packed stuffed with high-performance credibility, intelligent tech and sustainable nice-to-haves, complimented by the cautious collection of materials and color, and prioritising of architectural element. The raking ceilings, maximising of pure gentle, and central deck all present generosity to the small footprint.
The home balances the connection to the road with the necessity for privateness, which is usually tough to realize on small properties. A well-designed first architectural house with loads of eco-bling that ought to encourage many a first-home purchaser or builder.
RK Residence by Seear-Budd Ross
This five-bedroom house units a brand new bar for a major harbour-front location. Properly-organised planning locations a single-storey principal residing house on the entrance and two ranges of bedrooms to the rear, linked by a glazed hall and courtyard. The residing type has a low-slung asymmetrical gabled roof, exquisitely articulated with a blade-like edge the place the roof meets the wall. The roof/wall junction is a datum that runs by the home and is slavishly managed by materials modules.
Macrocarpa rafters and sarking obtain a cathedral-like really feel, additional enhanced by skylight panels over the eating space. This home is a finely tuned piece of contemporary design and detailing, which demonstrates that the builder’s craftsmanship and planning are greater than as much as the activity.
See-saw house by Upoko Architects
Elevated on a sand dune, the compact type of this beachside house hovers over an outside courtyard perimeter wall. From the primary courtyard, playful opening portholes encourage engagement with the general public promenade past. Nautical references lengthen to periscope-like timber-clad roof lights oriented in numerous instructions to carry pure gentle and quantity deep into the compact higher residing degree.
Supplies and particulars are thoughtfully chosen and designed for the challenges of the oceanside atmosphere. Aspect courtyards on each ranges present compact, non-public exterior residing areas, artfully screened with timber battens.
Housing – Alterations & Additions
Glenmorven Studios by structure +
This addition continues a 30-year-plus collaboration between consumer and architect at this gorgeous website. A transfer from non permanent to everlasting occupation, the brand new constructing pays homage to the unique summer season house, and is sited individually to have its personal presence, orientation and id.
The darkish exterior contrasts with the lightness and heat of inside areas. Additional craft and masterful detailing might be present in a Japanese-inspired toilet. Outside circulation hyperlinks the 2 parts of habitation, successfully creating a way of tenting.
The architect’s eager abilities are once more current within the delicate siting of the constructing inside the pure panorama, the crafted detailing of constructing parts and the creation of house between constructed parts.
Home of G by Bonnifait + Giesen Architects
This home is a show of architectural experimentation that rejuvenates the unique home to swimsuit trendy household life. The west extension elevates the primary bed room because the benefactor of sundown and sea views. The selection of macrocarpa because the rain display screen to the backyard extension contrasts properly with the painted street-front formality of the home.
The addition of the pop-up clerestory to the rear lounge provides much-needed daylight and top, guiding the attention sea-ward. In depth glazing to the corridor adjoining to the deck transforms this right into a light-filled gallery house.
The adjustments have reworked this conventional light-starved bungalow right into a brilliant, trendy household house at one in its pure setting.
Mt Victoria Villa Alteration by Lovell and O’Connell Architects
This contemporary adaption and extension is designed to sympathetically mix into the present villa. Thought-about materials choice and inventive detailing consequence within the seamless integration of the brand new, modern toilet areas and rejuvenation of present rooms. The standard of this design ensures the gorgeous villa stays related to trendy household life and due to this fact preserves the unique structure. The design of the out of doors residing areas is well-considered for entertaining and the boisterous rigours of play.
Chaffers Dock Residence by Makers of Structure
With this recent house makeover, the architects have discovered the right stability between retention of outdated and insertion of recent. The consequence has reworked a barely dated inside right into a modern trendy house that exudes heat and character. New oak joinery all through the challenge acts to unify the brand new parts whereas complimenting the retained options. Modifications to the house structure are delicate but impactful in bettering circulation between and inside areas.
Kelburn Villa Alterations by Mary Daish Architect
The architect has sprinkled her magic in an exquisite and delicate technique to infuse a powerful sense of homeliness on this grand villa. The brand new integrates seamlessly with the present. New timber joinery works in concord with delicate pastel colors to create calm and alluring areas. Fantastically detailed and crafted, this challenge builds on the fashion and character of the present dwelling, elevating it to an entire new degree.
Resene Color Award
Like a talented artist, the architect has been discrete and managed with the usage of color. Making use of simply the best shades, in the correct amount, in the best place, makes this art work full. Refined pastel hues work in concord with different materials choices, making a peaceable and intimate atmosphere.
The Display screen Home by McKenzie Higham Architects
The road-façade proportions of this multi-level city home have been subtly rearranged and renewed to extend privateness, whereas additionally enriching the feel and materiality of its central metropolis streetscape. Refined however profitable exterior adjustments included elevating the sill top of the top-level living-room window and including a randomised-pattern metal-screen breezeway alongside the primary bed room façade, creating mosaic-like daylight results on the first-level inside areas. Inclusion of a catamaran web strung over the double-height entry quantity offers a playful alternative to inhabit air house.
Sar Avenue Alterations by Parsonson Architects
Considerate replanning of the inside of an present character house incorporates the proprietor’s heirloom furnishings and options the delicate re-introduction of ornamentation, which was eliminated in a earlier challenge.
Floor particulars are thought-about with practicality and consistency by cabinetry options, trims and motifs. Elimination of a wall within the residing space, and new skylights over the kitchen carry extra gentle and quantity into an inviting and linked household residing house.
Housing – Multi Unit
Erskine by Frequent
The previous website of Erskine Faculty and Chapel has been developed into 96 particular person dwellings, connecting roads, automobile parking, stairs and paths, open house and landscaping. Dwellings are grouped collectively into bite-sized terraced blocks on the west-facing hill resulting in the highest of the location. Every block expresses individuality in differing roof varieties, dwelling varieties and materiality.
There’s a beneficiant quantity of open house between the dwellings, and think about shafts between buildings present visible connection to the location and Island Bay past. Dwellings are well-planned and residing areas profit from the outlook. The dimensions feels very home, is properly damaged up, and creates a cushty residing atmosphere.
Seaborne Improvement by Herriot Melhuish O’Neill Architects
Adjoining to the Petone foreshore, this multi-unit townhouse improvement addresses its distinguished avenue frontage with low-fenced courtyards and regarded façade articulation, whereas additionally offering a fascinating mixture of a number of non-public out of doors areas and spacious inside residing facilities.
Accentuated gable-end particulars and window shrouds are deployed throughout a spread of typologies, efficiently creating depth and distinctive façade compositions, whereas delicate stepping between the varieties differentiates particular person items. The spacious interiors really feel very habitable and personal. Entry to every unit straight from the road or central automobile parking courtyard additional connects this new improvement to the encompassing streetscape.
Block Occasion by Spacecraft Architects
This triumph of out-of-the-box concepts and collaboration fastidiously curated by the architect is one-part city design, one-part progressive structure. Achieved on a modest price range, each design resolution responds effectively to the transient: spatial order, paring again of supplies, and the inclusion of middleman areas (decks and porches) to convey a generosity of house. The inclusion of a loft, accessed through a facet stair, and the shoppers’ selection of color, paid dividends. An interesting providing for potential first-home patrons.
Stolen Girlfriends Membership Wellington Flagship Retailer by Jasmax
A daring retail idea is clearly executed by a pared-back collection of supplies, colors and varieties. Sinuous and shimmery foil-clad partitions present a backdrop to always altering clothes and accessories collections.
A provocation and reflection on the retail expertise, the denial of the view between the elevated, theatrical inside and prominently glazed exterior invitations curiosity and exploration. The whimsical lack of permanence is paying homage to fleeting style collections.
Stravinskij by Seear-Budd Ross
Thought-about planning organises house on this hair studio into three distinct zones – entry and retail, reducing ground and spa room. Supplies, together with stone tiles, metal and glass, are all fastidiously composed to offer an overriding really feel of high quality and consideration.
The design efficiently incorporates what have been beforehand two retail areas right into a single tenancy. Though moderately compact in ground space, the house feels beneficiant and every reducing station is cleverly organized to supply a way of privateness for purchasers. Materiality, ending and a spotlight to element make this a top quality retail house.
Chapman Tripp Wellington Fitout by Studio of Pacific Structure
A incredible setting over two flooring in the course of the not too long ago accomplished Deloitte constructing on Customhouse Quay maximises views over the harbour to the jap hills. The collection of finishes from areas on the again to the entrance create a legible narrative that pertains to the layered hills seen within the night gentle.
Benefit was taken of a gap between the 2 flooring made throughout building and the result’s a triumphant open stair with a double-height wall of books – a centrepiece that hyperlinks each flooring. Fastidiously thought-about lighting of stair treads and books provides important influence. Supplies, furnishings and lighting come collectively to create an atmosphere of remarkable high quality.
Generator 30 Waring Taylor by Warren and Mahoney Architects
This distinctive shared office accommodates rising companies and authorities departments alike. The central communal house and stairwell function a daring use of colored neon that lends an lively really feel, suited to each morning espresso conferences and launch events. Beneficiant and versatile multipurpose areas present infrastructure for members to carry in-person or on-line occasions. A thematic color palette, artistic use of reflection, lighting and planting present an inclusive and nimble working atmosphere.
Generator Bowen Campus by Warren and Mahoney Architects
A kaleidoscope of colors and supplies are intertwined with the present Nineteen Twenties constructing cloth, reflective of the goal market: various, younger professionals. Properly-considered spatial planning and the addition of a central light-filled atrium enhances the person expertise.
Resene Color Award
The in depth use of color as a key design software is prime to the success of this design. Color is used to outline a wide range of areas, generate curiosity and spotlight key parts (Ok-braces). Along with considerate lighting design, the outlined areas are effectively suited to their meant use.
Wellington Kids’s Hospital by Studio Design + Structure
Made doable by public funding and a major donation from philanthropist Mark Dunajtschik, Te Wao Nui is a novel healthcare facility with a welcoming, calm and child-focused atmosphere.
The constructing’s rigorous technical, programmatic and seismic resilience necessities have been met. Additionally offered are generosity of house, daylight and views all through, whereas improvements from general constructing companies distribution, patient-room cabinetry design and whanau amenities have been creatively included.
Moments of discovery and playfulness have been included seamlessly into the constructing cloth, from the heat of inside finishes to frit patterns on glazing. Panorama and playscape areas are inviting, with in depth inexperienced foliage softening public-access areas and buffering the constructing from the encompassing automobile park.
Resene Color Award
An interesting way-finding color scheme adjustments progressively on every degree, encompassing the forest ground by to the sky. The articulated glazed façade incorporates a gradient of translucent coloured-glass fins, accentuated within the gentle at completely different occasions of day. Calm and welcoming particular person room colors profit sufferers, whanau and employees.
Small Mission Structure
Brooklyn MINI-FAB by Bonnifait + Giesen Architects
Readability of concept, simplicity of type, thought-about planning and crisp detailing make this a mannequin for environment friendly residing. An uneven type creates a distinction of compressed house adjoining to the upper quantity. Because of this, the inside feels surprisingly beneficiant given the scale restraints. Add a level of self-build and a contact of color, and no house is wasted. Small in measurement, huge on intent, the ‘mini’ is a sequence of compact, inexpensive residing research.
Higher Watt Residence by Seear-Budd Ross
Disguised as a stable brick plinth in muted tones sympathetic to the present home, this addition cleverly seems as a panorama intervention. A refined materials palette and crisp detailing create a relaxed, atmospheric inside house; a great setting away from busy household life as visitor lodging or for work. Restricted entry should have made implementing this challenge a problem.
8 Willis Avenue by structure +
Structure+ has seamlessly woven a brand new, textured high-rise into Wellington’s city cloth. Ornamental shading screens above avenue degree respect and pay homage to the adjoining heritage façades. Offsetting the tower with variations to the façade remedy individualises every constructing component, including richness to the cityscape.
The location created quite a few three-dimensional challenges, which have been expertly and elegantly resolved. The focused 6-star Greenstar, 5-star NabersNZ and super-structure reuse is phenomenal and reveals what might be achieved by a dedicated constructing proprietor and proficient challenge group.
Web site 9 Kumutoto by Athfield Architects
The business potential of this constricted website has been maximised by cantilevering workplace house over the general public house at floor degree. Earthquake dampeners positioned at first-floor degree help the constructing’s seismic resilience and continuity in a 1-in-500-year occasion. Most top restrictions and avoiding sea-level intrusion to the harbour-side website added complexity to the transient. The architectural response pays homage to the working-port location and neighbouring historic sheds in its scale, trendy type, and use of comparable supplies and colors.
8 Willis Avenue by structure +
The heritage constructing accommodating Stewart Dawsons retail retailer is a distinguished and much-loved Wellington landmark. Structure+ and heritage architect Ian Bowman have breathed new life into this Historic Locations Belief category-II listed constructing. New constructing parts have been respectfully built-in with the outdated.
Care and a spotlight to element, intensive analysis, preservation and re-creation of the heritage façade and roof options restore this particular constructing to its former glory. It has by no means seemed higher and is as soon as once more casting its ageless appeal on passers-by and persevering with its position as a cherished capital-city icon.
Wesley Church seismic strengthening and refurbishment by structure + and Paul Cummack, Heritage Architect in affiliation
Aside from the renewal of the lean-to hyperlink/foyer on the north facet of the church, which has a gorgeous trendy aluminium and glass curtain wall and replanned inner house, it’s tough to discern what work has been undertaken right here. Design talent cleverly conceals new parts.
To make sure their reuse, all weatherboards and timber trim have been fastidiously faraway from the exterior buttresses, as was the interior match lining. The brand new metal construction was put in inside the buttress cavity and linked to a brand new concrete torsion beam within the floor. Collectively, they supply the primary lateral stiffness for seismic strengthening. With the timber fastidiously reinstated, and repainting and reroofing in heritage colors, the church has been given a brand new lease on life.
St James Theatre restrengthening and conservation by Shand Shelton
The rejuvenation of an impressive historic theatre relies on unique idea drawings by architect Henry White. The technical decision of structural seismic upgrades and sophisticated backstage necessities are seamlessly interwoven with present and recreated character particulars.
Fastidious consideration was paid to uplifting the unique inside, together with restoration of all present ornamental plasterwork, reinstating the unique chandelier, and the completion of a fancy ornamental emblem over the stage, as meant within the unique drawings.
The success of this challenge is as a result of dedication of the design group, artisans and contractor to understand an enhanced imaginative and prescient of the St James Theatre.
Resene Color Award
The three-dimensional types of starbursts, cherubs and a myriad of legendary creatures in ornamental plasterwork are rendered within the unique, energetic color palette. The artisans’ painstakingly detailed hand-painted work brings these heritage particulars again to life. Moreover, restoration of the plasterwork was accomplished in difficult circumstances below localised building lighting, whereas the unique theatre lighting was being upgraded.
Nga Waka Cellar Door by Side Structure
The challenge is an excellent collaboration between native architects, artisans, and the consumer. The constructing type and last orientation attracts inspiration from the legend of Ngā Waka ō Kupe (the canoes of Kupe) and the encompassing panorama. Comfy in its rural setting, the constructing is designed to supply shelter inside and exterior.
The horizontal rhythm has been efficiently derived from the patterns of geographical options and winery rows. Planting and gabion rock partitions combine the constructing into the panorama. This multi-functional design continues a wealthy historical past of structure on the website.
Ata Rangi Tasting Room by Makers of Structure
‘Wow’ is all we might assume after we entered this house. The acute dart-shaped construction designed for Ata Rangi wine tastings and capabilities is about amid a grove of bushes overlooking the winery. The tip of the dart, with a cantilevered entrance and steps, serves as the doorway. Apart from a stable wall to the east, all different partitions are glazed to supply a way of immersion inside the panorama. Solar filters into the house by bushes and a timber brise soleil.
In depth use of Lawson cypress internally mixed with the raked gable ceiling creates a lightweight and pure inside. General, the result’s really impressed, and a triumph for all these concerned, together with consumer, architect and builder.
Bodhinyanarama Buddhist Monastery (1992) by Tennent Brown Architects
Sitting quietly inside an exquisite bush setting on the hills of Stokes Valley, the Bodhinyanarama monastery has served as a religious focus for Wellington’s South-East Asian Buddhist group for greater than 30 years.
A generosity of spirit – architect as designer and builder, with a devoted group lending talent, love and an old-school No.8-wire angle – created this constructing. The mixing of vernaculars fuses influences of Thai forest monasteries with Japanese jointing, and native native timbers with widespread building methodology. The constructing is a layered sequence of enclosures resulting in the shrine, encouraging peace and mindfulness. The bodily procession helps and symbolises the religious journey.
An everlasting relationship between the architect and this particular place has resulted in enduring structure.
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