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Auckland Zoo / Monk Mackenzie + Glamuzina Patterson

  • Architects: Monk Mackenzie, Glamuzina Patterson
  • Location: Auckland Zoo, 99 Motions Road, Western Springs, Auckland 1022, New Zealand
  • Design Team: Hamish Monk, Aaron Paterson, Dominic Glamuzina, Miguel Machado
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Mark Smith, Jonny Davis

© Jonny Davis © Jonny Davis © Jonny Davis © Jonny Davis

Toomath's Legacy: Defining Modern New Zealand Architecture

"What makes us New Zealanders different from, say, Australians?" William Toomath, the late modernist architect, asked himself this question at the onset of his career. In this article published by the Australian Design Review, Jack Davies takes a look at Toomath's work and how he helped define New Zealand architecture. To keep reading, click here.

New Zealand Architecture Awards 2014 Winners Announced

The winners of the New Zealand Architecture Awards 2014 have been announced. The winner of the 2014 New Zealand Architecture Medal, the most prestigious award building award in New Zealand, was BVN Donovan Hill and Jasmax, for their ASB North Wharf building. Patrick Clifford was also awarded with the New Zealand Institute of Architects Gold Medal for his career as director of Architectus, with the jury commending the "understated confidence" and "urbane and assured authority" of his work.

Another 16 projects also received awards in 9 categories. Read on after the break for the full list of winners.

AUT Sir Paul Reeves Building Jasmax. Image © Simon Devitt Victoria University of Wellington, Campus Hub and Library Upgrade / Architectus and Athfield Architects. Image © Paul McCredie Cocker Townhouses / Claude Megson Architect. Image © Patrick Reynolds ASB North Wharf / BVN Donovan Hill and Jasmax. Image © John Gollings

Fabric Warehouse / Fearon Hay Architects

  • Architects: Fearon Hay Architects
  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Area: 1500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Jackie Meiring

© Jackie Meiring © Jackie Meiring © Jackie Meiring © Jackie Meiring

Westmere Alteration / Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects

  • Architects: Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects
  • Location: Westmere, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Area: 177.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects

Courtesy of Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects Courtesy of Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects Courtesy of Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects Courtesy of Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects

Seatoun Heights House / Parsonson Architects

  • Architects: Parsonson Architects
  • Location: 51 Seatoun Heights Road, Seatoun, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Paul McCredie

© Paul McCredie © Paul McCredie © Paul McCredie © Paul McCredie

Studio 19 Community Housing / Strachan Group Architects, Studio 19

  • Architects: Strachan Group Architects , Studio 19
  • Location: Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Jackie Meiring

© Jackie Meiring © Jackie Meiring © Jackie Meiring © Jackie Meiring

Foothills House / Strachan Group Architects

  • Architects: Strachan Group Architects
  • Location: Pokeno, New Zealand
  • Project Architect: Dave Strachan
  • Structural Engineer: Adam Mackenzie
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Patrick Reynolds

© Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds

Venice Biennale 2014: New Zealand Focuses First Entry on Pacific-Style Architecture

New Zealand has appointed Auckland architect David Mitchell to serve as creative director and lead the country’s first participation at the 2014 Venice Biennale. Bridging from Rem Koolhaas' theme, "Fundamentals", Mitchell plans to exhibit New Zealand’s tradition of pacific-style architecture and light timber construction through a series of models. 

Fantails Childcare / Collingridge And Smith Architects (CASA)

  • Architects: Collingridge And Smith Architects (CASA)
  • Location: Silverdale, New Zealand
  • Architect in Charge: Phil Smith
  • Design Team: Graham Collingridge, Grayson Wanda
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Simon Devitt

© Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt

Bassett Road / BOX Living

  • Architects: BOX Living
  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Team: BOX Living
  • Area: 160.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Emma-Jane Hetherington

© Emma-Jane Hetherington © Emma-Jane Hetherington © Emma-Jane Hetherington © Emma-Jane Hetherington

Hataitai home / John Mills Architects

  • Architects: John Mills Architects
  • Location: Wellington, New Zealand
  • Team: James Warren, John Mills
  • Engineer: Clendon, Burns and Park
  • Area: 244.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Paul McCredie

© Paul McCredie © Paul McCredie © Paul McCredie © Paul McCredie

ASB HQ / BVN Donovan Hill + Jasmax

  • Architects: BVN Donovan Hill, Jasmax
  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Project Principal: James Grose
  • Project Director: Brian Clohessy
  • Project Architect: Chris Boss
  • Project Team: Matt Middleton,Adam Mosses,Katie Newall , Tom White, Yi-Jan Lien, Jemma Cook, Mordechai Toor, William McNaughton, Carol-Ann Pickvance,Olivia Giangrasso, Kait Zegers, Zoe Michalski, Ben Doherty, Meg O’Hara, Barry Dineen, Barbara Vourakis
  • Project Team - Interiors: Vishwa Kaushal,Helen Lee, Tijana Papandrea, Angie Andrijic, Ulrike Baeuerle, Alice Penna, Josephine Meldgaard
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: John Gollings

© John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings

Te Hana Farmhouse / S3 Architects

© Patrick Reynolds
© Patrick Reynolds
  • Architects: S3 Architects
  • Location: Te Hana, New Zealand
  • Project Team: Stephen Smith, Natalie Snowden, Justin Turnbull
  • Design Team: Natalie Snowden, Justin Turnbull
  • Design Architect: Stephen Smith
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Patrick Reynolds, Courtesy of S3 Architects

Courtesy of S3 Architects © Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds

Wanaka Catholic Church / Sarah Scott Architects Ltd

  • Architects: Sarah Scott Architects Ltd
  • Location: Wanaka, New Zealand
  • Design Team: Barry Condon, Sarah Scott
  • Structural Engineer: Lewis Bradford
  • Builder: Naylor Love Construction Ltd
  • Area: 500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Tony Brunt, Karen Dennis

© Tony Brunt © Tony Brunt © Karen Dennis © Karen Dennis

The New Dowse Art Museum / Athfield Architects

© Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt
  • Architects: Athfield Architects
  • Location: Lower Hutt, New Zealand
  • Design Team: John Hardwick-Smith, Nick Mouat, John McIntyre, Jon, Rennie, Karly Taylor, Sally Woods
  • Area: 3000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2006
  • Photographs: Simon Devitt , Matt Paterson

© Matt Paterson © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt