03.08.10 by Nick Sayes

HOME of the Year – Congratulations


DMA wish to congratulate Nicholas Sevens and Gary Lawson for their winning 2010 HOME of the Year project sited in Wanaka.

It would seem that the judging of this years HOME of the Year award was primarily driven by critique of each buildings response to landscape, and rightfully so.  As visiting international judge Charles Renfro (of Diller Scofidio + Renfro) correctly highlighted in his videoed commentary (presented at the awards ceremony), context and most specifically landscape, is an inherently New Zealand condition which was so clearly observed by each of the entries.

Steven Lawson Architects response to such an impressive New Zealand landscape is incredibly sensitive in form, material and arrangement of space to beautifully interact with the views, light and the weather.  Congratulations.

Campbell Live

Each of the finalists homes were featured in a three part series on Campbell live, viewable online:
Part One – featuring DMA’s Korora and Waikopua projects.
Part Two – featuring Kerr Ritchie Architects’ project in Arrowtown and Mitchell & Stout Architects’ project.
Part Three – featuring Steven Lawson Architects’ two projects.

HOME New Zealand

Each project is published in the August/September of HOME New Zealand.

Meet the Architects

Each of the finalists will also be speaking about these homes in the coming month (organised by HOME and BMW):

Nicholas Stevens and Gary Lawson
6pm, 17 August, Mini Garage, 130 Ponsonby Rd.

Daniel Marshall
6pm, 24 August, Mini Garage, 130 Ponsonby Rd.

David Mitchell and Julie Stout
6pm, 7 September, Jerry Clayton BMW, 445 Lake Rd, Takapuna.

Register free by emailing with the names of the people attending.

View Referenced Project in Project Portfolio

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