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Red Architecture Wins Top New Zealand Prize for “Innovative Black Barn”

00:00 - 11 October, 2014
Red Architecture Wins Top New Zealand Prize for “Innovative Black Barn”, Modern Barn Form / Red Architecture. Image Courtesy of ADNZ
Modern Barn Form / Red Architecture. Image Courtesy of ADNZ

Red Architecture’s “innovative black barn” has been awarded the ADNZ's (Architectural Designers New Zealand) 2014 Supreme National Design Award for its “subtle, economical and clever design.” Located in the beautiful rural landscape of Whatawhata in the Waikato, the project houses a private residence and garage within two “crisp barn-like forms” clad in vertical run steel and recycled bricks taken from the devastation caused by the Christchurch earthquakes. 

In addition to the Supreme Award winner, eight designs from across the country were presented Resene Architectural Design Awards at the ceremony. View a glimpse of each awarded project, after the break.

Il Viaggio, Shotover River / Gary Todd Architecture. Image Courtesy of ADNZ Marina Point, Fiji / Life Style Architecture. Image Courtesy of ADNZ Ducansby Road, Red Beach, Auckland / Ltd Architectural. Image Courtesy of ADNZ Modern Barn Form / Red Architecture. Image Courtesy of ADNZ +12

Woods Bagot Reveals Plans for Christchurch Convention Centre

00:00 - 7 October, 2014
© mir.no. Image Courtesy of Woods Bagot
© mir.no. Image Courtesy of Woods Bagot

Global design and consulting firm Woods Bagot has revealed its plans to collaborate with Plenary Conventions New Zealand, a consortium responsible for the development of the new Christchurch Convention Centre. The consortium also includes international infrastructure firm Plenary Group, local firms Ngai Tahu Property and Carter Group, Warren and Mahoney Architects, and environmental design consultancy Boffa Miskell. Read on after the break to see additional images and learn more about the proposed plan.

Cities Need Big Changes to Become Bike Friendly

00:00 - 18 August, 2014
Cities Need Big Changes to Become Bike Friendly, A bicyclist in Vancouver, Canada. Image © Flickr CC User Paul Krueger
A bicyclist in Vancouver, Canada. Image © Flickr CC User Paul Krueger

A new study has found that cities need to make big infrastructural changes, rather than small ones, in order to become more bike friendly. As this article from Fast Company explains, small increases in bicycle usage lead to more accidents, which in turn makes others afraid to make the switch from driving to riding. However, the study found that heavy investment in cycling infrastructure brings an economic benefit to cities in the long run, largely thanks to savings from reduced healthcare costs. To learn about the long-term benefits of big biking investments, click here.

Clayton Park School Hall and Administration / Stephenson&Turner

01:00 - 15 August, 2014
Clayton Park School Hall and Administration / Stephenson&Turner, © Paul McCredie
© Paul McCredie
  • Architects

  • Location

    Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Client

    Ministry of Education
  • Area

    860.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Paul McCredie © Paul McCredie © Paul McCredie © Paul McCredie +23

VUW Campus Hub / Architectus + Athfield Architects

01:00 - 8 August, 2014
VUW Campus Hub / Architectus + Athfield Architects, © Paul McCredie
© Paul McCredie

© Paul McCredie © Paul McCredie © Paul McCredie © Paul McCredie +24

Mildred & Co / Jose Gutierrez

01:00 - 1 August, 2014
Mildred & Co / Jose Gutierrez, © Jeremy Toth
© Jeremy Toth

© Jeremy Toth © Jeremy Toth © Jeremy Toth © Jeremy Toth +16

Christchurch Launches Competition to Design Earthquake Memorial

01:00 - 24 July, 2014
Christchurch Launches Competition to Design Earthquake Memorial, Christchurch Cathedral, after being destroyed by the 2011 earthquake. Image © NZPA / David Wethey
Christchurch Cathedral, after being destroyed by the 2011 earthquake. Image © NZPA / David Wethey

After years of rebuilding from the devastating earthquake that hit the city in February 2011, the city of Christchurch in New Zealand has announced an open competition to design a memorial to the 185 people that lost their lives in the tragedy. The $3.5 million memorial will be situated in the city center on the banks of the Ōtākaro-Avon River, and is expected to be "a thoughtfully designed space where small groups or individuals can pay respect to those who died," but will also "comfortably fit a crowd of around 2,000 people" to host an annual memorial gathering, as well as other events.

More details after the break

Te Kaitaka - The Cloak / Fearon Hay Architects

01:00 - 18 July, 2014
Te Kaitaka - The Cloak / Fearon Hay Architects, © Simon Wilson
© Simon Wilson
  • Architects

  • Location

    Auckland Airport (AKL), Ray Emery Dr, Auckland 2022, New Zealand
  • Architects in Charge

    Tim Hay, Jeff Fearon, Doug Weir, Matt Roberts
  • Area

    180.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Simon Wilson © Simon Wilson © Simon Wilson © Simon Wilson +27

Carlaw Park Student Accommodation / Warren and Mahoney

01:00 - 17 July, 2014
Carlaw Park Student Accommodation / Warren and Mahoney, © Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt
  • Architects

  • Location

    20-24 Nicholls Lane, Parnell, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Design Architect

    Shannon Joe
  • Project Architect

    Paul Morrison
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt +28

Call for Entries: Ideas to Remember

01:00 - 15 July, 2014
Call for Entries: Ideas to Remember

The series of earthquakes that began on 4 September 2010 altered the Canterbury landscape and had a huge impact on the people. Now it’s time to create a place to remember.

Marine Parade / Dorrington Atcheson Architect

01:00 - 2 July, 2014
© Emma-Jane Hetherington
© Emma-Jane Hetherington

© Emma-Jane Hetherington © Emma-Jane Hetherington © Emma-Jane Hetherington © Emma-Jane Hetherington +19

Easterbrook House / Dorrington Atcheson Architects

01:00 - 29 June, 2014
Easterbrook House / Dorrington Atcheson Architects, © Emma-Jane Hetherington
© Emma-Jane Hetherington

© Emma-Jane Hetherington © Emma-Jane Hetherington © Emma-Jane Hetherington © Emma-Jane Hetherington +16

Wilton Close / Cymon Allfrey Architects

01:00 - 23 June, 2014
Wilton Close / Cymon Allfrey Architects, © Stephen Goodenough
© Stephen Goodenough

© Stephen Goodenough © Stephen Goodenough © Stephen Goodenough © Stephen Goodenough +15

Auckland Zoo / Monk Mackenzie + Glamuzina Patterson

01:00 - 6 June, 2014
Auckland Zoo / Monk Mackenzie + Glamuzina Patterson, © Mark Smith
© Mark Smith

© Jonny Davis © Jonny Davis © Jonny Davis © Jonny Davis +8

Toomath's Legacy: Defining Modern New Zealand Architecture

00:00 - 10 May, 2014
Toomath's Legacy: Defining Modern New Zealand Architecture, Toomath House, view of the Oriental Bay. Image © Simon Devitt
Toomath House, view of the Oriental Bay. Image © Simon Devitt

"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

01:00 - 9 May, 2014
New Zealand Architecture Awards 2014 Winners Announced, ASB North Wharf / BVN Donovan Hill and Jasmax. Image © John Gollings
ASB North Wharf / BVN Donovan Hill and Jasmax. Image © John Gollings

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 +20

Fabric Warehouse / Fearon Hay Architects

01:00 - 3 April, 2014
Fabric Warehouse / Fearon Hay Architects, © Jackie Meiring
© Jackie Meiring

© Jackie Meiring © Jackie Meiring © Jackie Meiring © Jackie Meiring +19

Westmere Alteration / Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects

01:00 - 14 March, 2014
Westmere Alteration / Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects, Courtesy of Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects
Courtesy of Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects
  • 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 +9