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Three New Zealand homes make the shortlist of the World Architecture Festival

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From a shortlist of 17 incredible projects in the ‘House’ category in the World Architecture Festival awards, three are from New Zealand. All three of these projects have featured in HOME magazine and on Homes to Love… 

K Valley House, in Thames, New Zealand by Herbst Architects.

K Valley House, in Thames, New Zealand by Herbst Architects.

 

Three New Zealand homes named in World Architecture Festival

The World Architecture Festival recognises the best architecture from across the globe with an awards ceremony and conference held in Berlin from 16-18 November. The ‘House’ cateogory features 17 projects from across the world including homes in Poland, Australia, Singapore and Brazil. Three of these incredible projects are homegrown and all have featured in HOME magazine and on Homes to Love.

Crosson Architects, The Red House, Auckland, New Zealand.

Crosson Architects, The Red House, Auckland, New Zealand.

 

First up is the The Red House by Crosson Architects in Auckland.

An homage to playfulness, this red cube on a Titirangi hillside is like a sculpture made with oversized Lego bricks. Slender, sky-seeking manuka and kanuka populate the section which, beyond the shared drive, drops into a valley. Keeping light-footed on the land was a priority. “We wanted to remove as little bush as possible,” explains architect Ken Crosson of Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects. So the house was placed on poles at the flattish top of the site.


 

The K Valley House by Herbst Architects in Thames.

Tucked away in a valley on the Coromandel Peninsula, the 2016 Home of the Year by Herbst Architects combines rusty allusions to local farm buildings with a proudly contemporary form.

RTA Studio, E-Type House, Auckland, New Zealand.

RTA Studio, E-Type House, Auckland, New Zealand.


 

E-Type House by RTA Studio in Auckland

This home by architect Richard Naish of RTA Studio took out the HOME magazine Home of the Year award in 2015. The design is a series of pavilions set in a suburban Auckland setting, with the form and scale of the home complementing the heritage nature of the neighbourhood.

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