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