The judges have toured the country, and made their choices. Now HOME magazine is delighted to announce the finalists in the Home of the Year 2016, sponsored by Altherm Window Systems
The Supreme Winner of New Zealand’s richest architectural prize (the winning architects receive $15,000) will be announced at an event in Auckland on Wednesday 30 March – but first, we want to tell you who’s in the running for the top award, as well as the categories of Best Small Home, Best City Home, and Best Multi-Unit Residential project.
Our congratulations to all the finalists. Look out for full coverage of the winner and finalists in HOME’s special Home of the Year issue, which will be on newsstands the day after the award announcement.
The finalists are displayed here in order from north to south:
In the Auckland suburb of Ponsonby, the ‘Villameter’ (below) is a new home that reinterprets villa characteristics in a contemporary way. It’s by London-based New Zealand architect Anthony Hoete of WHAT Architecture.
This Auckland home (below) by four-time Home of the Year winners Stevens Lawson Architects overlooks the Waitemata Harbour and features interiors by Katie Lockhart.
In a neighbourhood of light-industrial buildings, architects Andrea Bell and Andrew Kissell have designed a home (below) for themselves and their two young children, creating a family haven in a tough urban environment.
In an isolated valley on the Coromandel Peninsula, Herbst Architects (winners of the Home of the Year award in 2012) designed a small home for a couple using recycled materials that reference nearby farm sheds.
In Wellington’s Mount Victoria, Parsonson Architects (designers of the 2001 Home of the Year) dreamed up the Zavos Corner Apartments, which reference the neighbourhood’s building forms while providing higher-density accommodation.
And last but not least, a compact home near Queenstown by Anna-Marie Chin carves a bold contemporary form out of strict design guidelines.
The finalists were chosen from a shortlist compiled by the Home of the Year jury after HOME magazine’s open entry process. The judges – HOME editor Jeremy Hansen, Seattle-based architect Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects, and Wellington-based architect Stuart Gardyne of Architecture + – visited 11 shortlisted homes in late January before choosing the finalists. The choice of the winner of the Supreme Award, of course, was far from easy. Stay tuned for the big reveal on the evening of Wednesday March 30!
Thanks again to our award sponsors, Altherm Window Systems: