Home of the year

Entries for Home of the Year 2017 are now open

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Entries for Home of the Year 2017 are now open. Find out how you can take part in the country’s most prestigious awards for residential architecture

The entries for Home of the Year 2017 are now open

We’re delighted to announce that entries for Home of the Year 2017 are now open. Home of the Year is the country’s most prestigious awards for residential architecture – and the most lucrative, coming with a $15,000 prize for the Supreme Award.

Now in its 22nd year, Home of the Year celebrates everything that is good about residential architecture – from houses on tiny inner-city sites to generous beach houses, the finalist homes are a unique intersection between the owners’ brief and the architect’s vision. Every year, we find ourselves surprised, delighted and often awed by the houses that have been entered.

Last year, we introduced four new sub-categories as well as the Supreme award: Best Retreat, Best City Home, Best Small Home and Best Multi-Unit Residential. All entries into the sub-categories are eligible for the Supreme Award, though houses may be entered just in the Supreme Award. In order to be eligible, the homes must not have been published elsewhere.

We’re also delighted to announce that the judges for the 2017 awards are Richard Naish of RTA Studio (rtastudio.co.nz) and the Canadian-Norwegian architect Todd Saunders (saunders.no), who will be visiting New Zealand in February for the NZIA conference and has kindly agreed to be our international judge for 2017.

Entries to the awards are free and close at 5pm on Monday December 12, 2016. Judging of the shortlisted houses will take place in early February and the awards will be published in the April/May 2017 issue of the magazine.

A description of each of the categories are on this year’s Home of the year entry form. Otherwise, keep an eye on HOME’s social media for sneak peaks of the finalist homes.

Images by: Patrick Reynolds, Simon Devitt

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