See inside Home of the Year 2016 winner for Best Small Home that has us wanting to move in right away.
HOME magazine’s Home of the Year awards are not only recognising the Supreme Winner by Herbst Architects, but great architecture in three other categories: Best Small Home, Best City Home, and Best Multi-Unit Project.
The winner of the Best Small Home title is this stylish, sleek, 120-square-metre marvel near Queenstown by Anna-Marie Chin.
It’s a design that takes smart creative licence from tight design constraints. Chin’s reinterpretation of the prescribed pitched rooves and limited material palette of the subdivision resulted in this black asymetrical form that packs a huge amount of experiences into its petite shell.
Deftly sited to ensure privacy and views past neighbouring houses, the home was designed to sleep eight so the owner, who works on superyachts, could rent it out to friends or on Air BnB when he’s away.
It’s a home that proves how brave responses to tight design controls can yield exciting results, and that suburban developments needn’t be afraid of bold design. It also shows how, with well-designed spaces, small homes can easily be made flexible enough to host a crowd.