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The NZ Institute of Architects are announcing the winners of their regional architecture awards – the first round of prizes before the big national awards this year. We’ll bring you all the winners in a series of posts but first, here are the Auckland and Northland winners. We’re starting with two of the Enduring Architecture award winners because we love these classic houses.

The first winner of an Enduring Architecture award was the 1969 Flint House in Titirangi (below), designed by Roger Walker. The jury said it “is a reminder of how fresh, playful and essentially novel Roger Walker’s work was, and still is.”

 

The Flint House in Titirangi, designed in 1969 by Roger Walker.

The Flint House in Titirangi, designed in 1969 by Roger Walker.

 

And the second Enduring Architecture award winner was the spectacular Gibbs House (below), designed in 1985 by Mitchell & Stout Architects. The jury said the house is “as elegant yet playful today as it was when first built … luxurious without being lavish, daring without being showy, polished without being cold.”

The Gibbs House, designed in 1985 by Mitchell & Stout Architects.

The Gibbs House, designed in 1985 by Mitchell & Stout Architects.


 

Inside the 1985 Gibbs House by Mitchell & Stout Architects, winner of an Enduring Architecture Award.

Inside the 1985 Gibbs House by Mitchell & Stout Architects, winner of an Enduring Architecture Award.

 

Here are the other winners in the housing category of the awards (we’ll do the awards for renovations in a separate post):

The Boatsheds House, Takapuna, by Strachan Group Architects.

The Boatsheds House, Takapuna, by Strachan Group Architects. Photograph by Patrick Reynolds.


 

The Boatsheds House, Takapuna, by Strachan Group Architects.

The Boatsheds House, Takapuna, by Strachan Group Architects. Photograph by Patrick Reynolds.


 

The Castle Rock House, Northland, an Auckland Architecture Awards winner and a finalist in our Home of the Year 2014.

The Castle Rock House, Northland, by Herbst Architects, an Auckland Architecture Awards winner and a finalist in our Home of the Year 2014. Photograph by Patrick Reynolds.


 

The Castle Rock House, Northland, an Auckland Architecture Awards winner and a finalist in our Home of the Year 2014.

Inside the Castle Rock House, Northland, by Herbst Architects, an Auckland Architecture Awards winner and a finalist in our Home of the Year 2014. Photograph by Patrick Reynolds.


 

The Te Kohanga House, Waiheke Island, by Wendy Shacklock and Paul Clarke, a finalist in our Home of the Year 2014.

The Te Kohanga House, Waiheke Island, by Wendy Shacklock and Paul Clarke, a finalist in our Home of the Year 2014. Photograph by Samuel Hartnett.


 

The Muriwai House by Julian Guthrie. Look out for this in an upcoming issue of HOME. Photograph by Patrick Reynolds.

The Muriwai House by Julian Guthrie. Look out for this in an upcoming issue of HOME. Photograph by Patrick Reynolds.


 

The Muriwai House by Julian Guthrie. Look out for this in an upcoming issue of HOME. Photograph by Patrick Reynolds.

The Muriwai House by Julian Guthrie. Look out for this in an upcoming issue of HOME. Photograph by Patrick Reynolds.


 

The Lake Pupuke House by Mitchell & Stout Architects, featured in HOME's December 2014/January 2015 issue.

The Lake Pupuke House by Mitchell & Stout Architects, featured in HOME’s December 2014/January 2015 issue.


 

The Sayes Stock House by architect Henri Sayes. Look out for this smart house in the next issue of HOME. Photograph by Patrick Reynolds.

The Sayes Stock House by architect Henri Sayes. Look out for this smart house in the next issue of HOME. Photograph by Patrick Reynolds.

Inside the Sayes Stock House by Henri Sayes. Photograph by Patrick Reynolds.

Inside the Sayes Stock House by Henri Sayes. Photograph by Patrick Reynolds.


 

The In-Situ House in Remuera by Stevens Lawson Architects. Photograph by Mark Smith.

The In-Situ House in Remuera by Stevens Lawson Architects. Photograph by Mark Smith.

The Rawhiti House, Northland, by Studio Pacific Architecture. Photograph by Simon Devitt.

The Rawhiti House, Northland, by Studio Pacific Architecture. Photograph by Simon Devitt.

The guest wing of the Rawhiti House, Northland, by Studio Pacific Architecture. Photograph by Simon Devitt.

The guest wing of the Rawhiti House, Northland, by Studio Pacific Architecture. Photograph by Simon Devitt.


 

The Easterbrook House by Dorrington Atcheson Architects also won an Auckland Architecture Award. Photograph by Emma-Jane Hetherington.

The Easterbrook House by Dorrington Atcheson Architects also won an Auckland Architecture Award. Photograph by Emma-Jane Hetherington.


 

The 'Fold' House in Northland by Bossley Architects. Photograph by Simon Devitt.

The ‘Fold’ House in Northland by Bossley Architects. Photograph by Simon Devitt.


 

The Ostend House by Michael O'Sullivan of Bull O'Sullivan Architecture, featured in HOME's June/July 2014 issue. Photograph by Simon Devitt.

The Ostend House by Michael O’Sullivan of Bull O’Sullivan Architecture, featured in HOME’s June/July 2014 issue. Photograph by Simon Devitt.

The Ostend House by Michael O'Sullivan of Bull O'Sullivan Architecture, featured in HOME's June/July 2014 issue. Photograph by Simon Devitt.

Inside the Ostend House by Michael O’Sullivan of Bull O’Sullivan Architecture, featured in HOME’s June/July 2014 issue. Photograph by Simon Devitt.

The Hekerua Bay House by Archimedia. Photograph by Patrick Reynolds.

The Hekerua Bay House by Archimedia. Photograph by Patrick Reynolds.


 

The Hekerua Bay House by Archimedia. Photograph by Patrick Reynolds.

The Hekerua Bay House by Archimedia. Photograph by Patrick Reynolds.

The Crossing, Northland, by Paul Clarke.

The Crossing, Northland, by Paul Clarke.


 

Inside the Rock House by Stevens Lawson Architects. Look out for this home on our site on Friday - it's this week's Home of the Week. Photograph by Mark Smith.

Inside the Rock House by Stevens Lawson Architects. Look out for this home on our site on Friday – it’s this week’s Home of the Week. Photograph by Mark Smith.


 

The Titirangi Red House by Ken Crosson, an Auckland Architecture Award winner and a finalist in the Home of the Year 2015. Photograph by Simon Devitt.

The Titirangi Red House by Ken Crosson, an Auckland Architecture Award winner and a finalist in the Home of the Year 2015. Photograph by Simon Devitt.


 

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048per_VillaOP by Townsend Architects and WHAT_architecture. Watch out for this in an upcoming issue of HOME.

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